ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 28, 2003
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(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Map shown of states recalling beef linked to the cow with mad cow disease.
(Prosser, Washington: Bill Redeker) The question of health risks due to mad cow examined. [At Washington state United Methodist Church, Rev. Randy QUINN- requests prayers.] [Dairy feed salesman Robert HAZZARD, USDA chief veterinarian Dr. Ron DeHAVEN; on Saturday, Canadian Food Inspection Agency Dr. Brian EVANS, former Sunnyside, Washington, mayor Don HUGHES- comments on the situation stemming from one infected cow.]
(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Report introduced.
(New York: John Berman) The impact on the American beef industry examined; list of countries banning the import of US beef shown on screen; details given of the drop in stock for McDonald's & Tyson. [National Cattlemen's Beef Assn. Gregg DOUD- says the beef is perishable.] [Merrill Lynch managing director Leonard TEITELBAUM- says it may be an isolated instance.] [In store, CONSUMER, store GUY - react.]