posted on Mar, 12 2004 @ 12:23 PM
I don't see any confirmation of it. Instead, from Yahoo, I see plans for the Feds to INCREASE testing for Mad Cow Disease:
However, it does take awhile to get test result:
To make such an expansion work, the department would have to approve a rapid test that could be done in regional or state labs and provide results
within four to six hours. The current testing is done at the National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa, and can take a couple of weeks.
That lab is currently the only U.S. facility authorized to test for BSE.
They may be banning small packers from individual testing because of the unreliability. You'd want labs that were monitored and tested freqently by
outside agencies (so nobody takes bribes and misreports results.)
There's lawsuits over some conflicting reports on the last case of Mad Cow Disease: