MAD COW SPOTLIGHTS ANIMAL ID SYSTEM

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A government-led program to develop a national system capable of tracking animals in the food supply in an emergency is likely to be finalized by May and begin implementation this summer.Designed to bolster the confidence of consumers as well as foreign importers in the U.S. food supply, the program -- called the U.S. Animal Identification Plan (USAIP) -- would enable federal

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A government-led program to develop a national system capable of tracking animals in the food supply in an emergency is likely to be finalized by May and begin implementation this summer.

Designed to bolster the confidence of consumers as well as foreign importers in the U.S. food supply, the program -- called the U.S. Animal Identification Plan (USAIP) -- would enable federal and state authorities to locate animals within 48 hours. It gained new attention i

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