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Relaxation of BSE controls ‘acceptable’, says FSA

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THE Food Standards Agency (FSA) has advised government ministers that it would be acceptable to increase the age at which healthy cattle slaughtered for human consumption must be tested for BSE.

The FSA's Board discussed proposed changes to the BSE testing regime at its open meeting in Belfast on May 25. Currently, all healthy slaughtered cattle aged over 48 months that were born in the UK and 24 other EU member states are tested for BSE …

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