BSE 'FALSE POSITIVES' PART OF NEW TESTS

WASHINGTON -- Retailers and the shopping public can anticipate more announcements of "inconclusive" initial test results for mad cow disease as the government's expanded carcass testing program hits full gear.The announcement that two carcasses -- tested within four days of one another -- returned inconclusive results is raising questions as to how the expanded testing program administered by the

WASHINGTON -- Retailers and the shopping public can anticipate more announcements of "inconclusive" initial test results for mad cow disease as the government's expanded carcass testing program hits full gear.

The announcement that two carcasses -- tested within four days of one another -- returned inconclusive results is raising questions as to how the expanded testing program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture works, and what information exactly is disclosed.

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