USDA Overhauls Mad Cow Disease Import Regs

Law360, Chicago (November 1, 2013, 7:44 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday unveiled a long-awaited new rule that it says will update import restrictions designed to deter the spread of mad cow disease, in order to conform with international standards.

The new rule will foster cattle and beef trading across borders, while still protecting the U.S. from bovine spongiform encephalopathy, better known as mad cow disease, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service said in a statement.

“This action will bring our BSE import regulations in line with international standards,...
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