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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Beef Lawsuit Looms

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Europe's Food Safety Commissioner David Byrne said Monday he would initiate legal proceedings against France if it failed to lift its ban on British beef within a week.

France angered Britain on Friday when it announced it would not lift its ban on British beef in the light of a new report from its food safety agency that said there were insufficient guarantees the meat was free of mad cow disease.