Mad-Cow Feed Rules Should Ban Poultry Feces, U.S. Senator Says

US - Poultry feces should be banned from cattle feed under rules to be revised this year because the waste may contain traces of mad cow disease, Iowa Senator Tom Harkin told U.S. regulators. The practice of feeding cattle parts to poultry and then using chickens' waste in feed for cows might increase the risk of spreading the disease, Harkin, a Democrat, said at a Senate subcommittee hearing today in Washington. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to publish new rules on cattle feed that would allow farmers to continue feeding bird waste to cows.

Source: Bloomberg
calendar icon 15 March 2006
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