Canada exceeds mad cow testing target
Ottawa, Canada - Canada, whose exports of beef products are effected by a single case of mad cow disease since may 2003, has exceeded its mad cow testing target for 2004, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency reported Sunday.
As of October 27, more than 8,600 animals were tested for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), the scientific name for mad cow, the agency said in a news release. The target was 8,000 cattle tested by the end of 2004. All results came back negative for the disease.