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.]