MAD COW PROBE IN JAPAN SPURS NEW WORRY

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The first suspected case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Japan should serve as another warning for the U.S. meat industry to increase safeguards against the stealthy, border-crossing malady, said animal disease experts."I don't think the Japanese incident itself raises the alarm in the U.S. about BSE, but it adds pressure to our government to be alert about how this affects

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The first suspected case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Japan should serve as another warning for the U.S. meat industry to increase safeguards against the stealthy, border-crossing malady, said animal disease experts.

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