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Beef Industry / Mad Cow Disease #746746

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Dec 28, 2003
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(Studio: Carol Lin) The addition of 4 states to the federal beef recall due to the mad cow disease scare noted.

(Washington: Elaine Quijano) The government’s insistence that the risk to humans from infected beef is low featured; map shown of states on the beef recall list; details given of preliminary information tracking the sick cow to Canada; statement from Senator Chuck Schumer† calling for better tracking quoted. [Agriculture Department veterinarian Dr. Kenneth PETERSON†- says the recalled beef presents a zero risk to consumers.] [Canadian Food Inspection Agency Dr. Brian EVANS†- downplays the possible link to Canada.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) The government’s recommendations on safe meat cuts listed.

(Chicago: Ceci Rogers) The economic impact of the mad cow scare on the beef industry examined; details given about expectations for the live cattle futures market; statistics on cattle production cited. [National Cattlemen’s Beef Assn. Chandler KEYS†- comments on efforts to find out what happened.] [Food service analyst Christine McCRACKEN†- says the impact could extend to every corner of the US.] [In restaurant, two DINERS – comment.] [Steak house owner Greg SHERRY†- says we should see a drop in the price of meat.]

Lin, Carol;
Quijano, Elaine;
Rogers, Ceci

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