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22. Sen. Cantwell pushed Bush to close mad cow loopholes
SEATTLE -- U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell on Monday accused the Bush administration of dragging its heels in implementing strict rules that could help prevent the spread of mad cow disease.

The Washington Democrat also pushed her Animal Feed Protection Act, which would impose a comprehensive ban on all animal feed containing potentially risky materials that could cause the fatal brain-wasting bovine illness.

In January, Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson announced new U.S. Food and Drug Administration rules that would close loopholes in current regulations that allow cattle to be fed cow blood, restaurant scraps and chicken litter. The rules would also ban feed production facilities from using the same equipment to process both ruminant and nonruminant feed, which can leave the door open to cross-contamination, Cantwell said at a news conference.

Cantwell said administration officials in January promised the rules would take effect within a few days, but 12 weeks have passed and they still have not been imposed.

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  -Up to 100 more mad cow cases expected UpInArms  Jun-30-04 08:54 PM   #0 
  - and THAT is WHY  drthais   Jun-30-04 09:03 PM   #1 
  - I think it's already hit the White House  the Kelly Gang   Jun-30-04 09:04 PM   #2 
  - An alternate hypothesis is more probable  DBoon   Jun-30-04 11:20 PM   #12 
  - Gosh, what a horrid thing to say about Laura  kayell   Jul-02-04 08:39 AM   #27 
  - thanx for the article UpInArms,  jmcgowanjm   Jun-30-04 09:09 PM   #3 
  - go check out these web sites...  sam sarrha   Jun-30-04 09:37 PM   #4 
  - I saw on CNN a rancher that couldn't ship his Angus Cattle to Japan  sam sarrha   Jun-30-04 09:44 PM   #6 
  - Creekstone Farms  NYC   Jul-01-04 12:36 AM   #14 
  - you sound like someone  kgfnally   Jul-01-04 01:19 AM   #17 
  - The scope of this is just  Sliverofhope   Jun-30-04 09:42 PM   #5 
  - and beef is a staple for me.  kgfnally   Jul-01-04 01:20 AM   #18 
     - can't afford to be vegetarian either  amazona   Jul-02-04 08:07 AM   #25 
  - tasty! kidding... i'm actually feeling twingy about it.  truthisfreedom   Jun-30-04 10:15 PM   #7 
  - And the Bushistas still resist adequate testing. eom  struggle4progress   Jun-30-04 10:18 PM   #8 
  - kick n/t  Sliverofhope   Jun-30-04 10:53 PM   #9 
  - I can't believe more people aren't worried n/t  Sliverofhope   Jun-30-04 11:14 PM   #10 
  - Do you know why they won't test?  midnight armadillo   Jul-02-04 05:25 AM   #23 
  - just great ... just great ...  baldearg   Jun-30-04 11:15 PM   #11 
  - WTF?  seekthetruth   Jul-01-04 12:14 AM   #13 
  - Not unlike "Kuru," a disease associated with the Fore people of Papua  Swamp_Rat   Jul-01-04 01:08 AM   #15 
  - How long do you think it will take them to...  freeforall   Jul-01-04 01:16 AM   #16 
  - Well, probably not long from now, but after Canada then comes Louisiana...  Swamp_Rat   Jul-01-04 01:30 AM   #19 
  - kick  struggle4progress   Jul-02-04 01:59 AM   #20 
  - Bottom line: American beef is not safe, and nothing is being done  DeepModem Mom   Jul-02-04 02:31 AM   #21 
  - Sen. Cantwell pushed Bush to close mad cow loopholes  plastic_turkeys   Jul-02-04 02:37 AM   #22 
  - Mad Cow/BSE is child's play...  rman   Jul-02-04 07:13 AM   #24 
  - Well the US "quietly" imported banned Canadian beef so...  sfg25   Jul-02-04 08:17 AM   #26 
 

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