CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 26, 2003
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) President Bush’s declaration that he will continue to eat beef despite a confirmed case of mad cow disease noted.
(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) The investigation into the mad cow case reviewed; details given about quarantines, meat recalls & efforts to adopt animal traceback technology to identify other infected cattle. [USDA chief veterinarian Ron DeHAVEN- says the cow was probably infected at the same premises where she was born.] [Center for Science in the Public Interest Caroline Smith DeWAAL- says the gaps in the system for protecting the public are huge.] [Ernst & Young Roger VIADERO- comments on the government’s failure to pursue a better system.]
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