WASHINGTON -- Consumer and industry groups criticized a plan, put forth by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, to allow additional beef and cattle imports from Canada. The USDA said Canada presents minimal risk of introducing mad cow disease into the U.S. The proposal expands upon an earlier rule published by APHIS that allowed imports of certain live ruminants and ruminant products from countries recognized as minimal risk. The new plan would ...

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