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Mad cow disease Is it a problem in Italy?

Mad cow disease Is it a problem in Italy?

Old Jan 25th, 2001, 04:11 PM
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Mad cow disease Is it a problem in Italy?

I will be traveling to Florence in February and am concerned about the recent news of mad cow disease in Europe. Is it alright to order beef in Firenze?
Old Jan 25th, 2001, 04:29 PM
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I read in a newspaper last week that they found an infected cow in Italy and that McDonald's there has bought beef from this supplier.

I'm going to France and Italy in a couple of months and plan to stay FAR away from beef!
Old Jan 25th, 2001, 11:24 PM
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stay away from beef if You can. the Italians dont check for cow disease, so they say Italia is free of it. just like the Germans did a few month ago and a few other countries still do now.
Old Jan 25th, 2001, 11:32 PM
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Well, the Italians do check for the disease, that's why they have found two cases. But people, look at the statistical risk. You are more likely to win the lottery than eat an infected cow. But if you are still concerned, don't eat beef. Simple enough.
Old Jan 26th, 2001, 01:34 AM
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The sale of beef in Italy is down 90%.
So if the Italians are worried why shouldn't be you?

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