Among other things, the working group will be setting:
--The definition of BSE, or Mad Cow disease, and methods of testing.
--The definition of Specified Risk Materials and the method for removal.
Japan, the top importer of U.S. beef prior to last December's discovery of Mad Cow in the States, has insisted on 100 percent testing for BSE on all meat from imported cattle. U.S. officials say such wholesale testing is unnecessary.