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rules on testing cattle for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopa-thy
(BSE)changed from on January 1st.
age threshold for testing all cattle has been raised to 48 months and over,
instead of 30 for animals intended for human consumption and 24 months for
change in European regulations has been agreed by the Food Standards Agency
and the Health Minister.
change will apply to all cattle in the UK or other EU15 Member States.
Reduced surveillance coincides with the end of free collection and disposal
for farmers notifying fallen stock for BSE testing.
January 12th, producers will have to make arrangements for disposal of
surveillance fallen stock through an approved BSE sampling site. The UK
Government will continue to pay for sampling and testing costs.
help the industry, £2m has been made available to the National Fallen Stock
Company to subsidise disposal in the first year
after the changes.