Japan Fights Spread of Mad Cow Disease
Linton, Leyla, The Independent (London, England)
JAPAN ANNOUNCED new measures yesterday to prevent the spread of mad cow disease, as a Tokyo hospital tested a teen-age girl for the human form of the brain-wasting disease.
In an attempt to allay growing public fears and combat a slump in beef sales, the Japanese government announced that every cow destined for the dinner table would be screened for the disease.
Tsutomu Takebe, the Agriculture Minister, told a news conference in Sakaguchi: "We have established a system under which only safe beef will be sold in the market. It will be the safest meat in the world." Consumers have shunned beef since Japan's first case of BSE - the first in Asia - was found in a …
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