MEASURES to control BSE, which were to have expired on June 30 this year, will be extended for two more years, if a proposal made last Wednesday (5/3) by the European Commission, is approved by the European Parliament and the EU Council of Ministers. Measures include removal of specified risk material, plus bans on certain slaughter methods and on the use of ruminant bones for production of mechanically recovered meat. Delays over the agreement of categorisation of countries regarding their BSE status are to blame for the extension, Brussels said.

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