US To Ease Beef Import Rules For Nations With Mad Cow Risks

Law360, New York (March 16, 2012, 5:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture will ease restrictions on beef imports from countries at risk of harboring animals infected with mad cow disease in an effort to assist the U.S. in trade negotiations, according to a notice to be filed Saturday. 

In a proposed rule, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service said it planned to update and modernize its beef importation criteria guarding against bovine spongiform encephalopathy — known as mad cow disease — aligning U.S. guidelines with those of the World Organization for...
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