WASHINGTON -- The discovery of a single cow infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy in the Canadian province of Alberta will not likely have a big impact on American beef sales -- provided there are no more cases reported, U.S. meat industry officials said. Patrick Boyle, president of the American Meat Institute, said polls tracking consumer reaction to BSE, or mad cow disease, in the years since the malady was first identified, reflect an ongoing confidence in the safety of the ...

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