US to Meatpackers: Don't Do Mad Cow Test


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From the Department of What We Don't Know Won't Hurt Us:
The Bush administration said Tuesday [5/29] it will fight to keep meatpackers from testing all their animals for mad cow disease.

The Agriculture Department tests less than 1 percent of slaughtered cows for the disease, which can be fatal to humans who eat tainted beef. But Kansas-based Creekstone Farms Premium Beef wants to test all of its cows.