U.S. beef could soon have a better safety rating. Sabrina Hill has more.
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The Scientific Commission for the World Organization for Animal Health is recommending the United States be dropped to the lower “negligible” risk classification for bovine spongiform encephalopathy, also known as Mad Cow Disease. US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says he’s very pleased with the decision, and that it’s a significant achievement for American beef producers and businesses. Vilsack says the new lower risk category will mean more exports for U.S. beef and beef products. The new classification should go into effect in May.