CONSUMERS UNION CRITICIZES FDA ON ANIMAL FEED LIMITS

YONKERS, N.Y. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's latest proposal on animal feed restrictions does not go far enough to prevent the spread of mad cow disease, according to Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports magazine."We're shocked," CU senior scientist Michael Hansen told SN. "The proposal is much weaker than we had ever expected based on earlier assurances from the agency."Issued

YONKERS, N.Y. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's latest proposal on animal feed restrictions does not go far enough to prevent the spread of mad cow disease, according to Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports magazine.

"We're shocked," CU senior scientist Michael Hansen told SN. "The proposal is much weaker than we had ever expected based on earlier assurances from the agency."

Issued earlier this month, FDA's plan allows materials that the CU had expected to

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