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Call to Minimise BSE Testing in Finland

The Finnish Food Safety Authority wants to cut down mad cow disease testing in Finland, reports Savon Sanomat.

Jaana Husu-Kallio, Director General of the Finnish Food Safety Authority, says testing for bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, could be scaled back without risks to human health.

About 120,000 cattle are tested in Finland annually. The only mad cow disease case to date in Finland was in 2001. The European Union will look into changing testing practices this autumn.

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