Feds testing ground beef where dairy cows were stricken by bird flu

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The authorities is present investigating samples of crushed beef sold successful retail stores successful the 9 states wherever outbreaks of highly virulent vertebrate flu person occurred successful dairy cows, portion offering assurances that U.S. nutrient is safe, the USDA said connected Monday.

The effort comes aft samples of pasteurized milk from astir the state tested affirmative for inactive remnants of the microorganism known arsenic H5N1, with those samples taken aft the the microorganism was confirmed successful dairy herds successful 9 states: Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota and Texas. 

The bureau besides plans to illustration infected beef muscles from culled dairy cows to survey whether cooking crushed beef reduces the H5N1 virus. 

The bureau reiterated recommendations that consumers decently grip earthy meats and navigator them to a harmless interior somesthesia to termination bacteria and viruses.  

The USDA connected Monday started mandating that lactating dairy cows trial antagonistic for vertebrate flu earlier being transported crossed authorities lines. 

Widespread successful chaotic birds, H5N1 has besides infected poultry and dairy farms, on with barn cats. Cows infected with the virus, which is usually deadly for poultry, typically retrieve wrong 10 days. 

A U.S. dairy idiosyncratic precocious became the 2nd known quality lawsuit of vertebrate flu successful this country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is moving with different national and authorities agencies to way the spread. 

The outbreaks had 1 nation, Colombia, moving to restrict imports of U.S. beef, drafting occurrence from the U.S. Meat Export Federation. "Colombia's effort to suspend beef imports from circumstantial U.S. states is unworkable and misguides," the commercialized radical said

Kate Gibson

Kate Gibson is simply a newsman for CBS MoneyWatch successful New York.

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