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Thursday, September 06, 2007
Irish BSE Butchers Ordered To Stop
IRELAND - FIVE butchers and a supermarket have been ordered to stop selling beef that was found to contain spinal parts that could transmit the fatal BSE infection. ...
Friday, August 17, 2007
Prion Find Brings Insights Into Brain-Wasting
EDMONTON - Researchers have discovered a new prion protein that could bring fresh insights into how brain-wasting disease develops in animals and humans....
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Czech Vets Test 94,000 Cows For BSE, No New Case
PRAGUE - Czech vets have tested 94,000 cows for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) this year and have not found a single infected animal, the State Veterinary Administration told CTK today....
Untested Bullock Enters Food Chain
UK - The Food Standards Agency has been notified that meat from a bullock has entered the food chain without the required BSE test. The 26-months-old bullock had been slaughtered on farm following an injury....
Thursday, August 09, 2007
South Korea's Suspension of US Beef Imports Concerns MCA
US - South Korea’s recent suspension of U.S. beef imports is disturbing news for cattle producers. The concern is not the lost market, but how the Cargill plant could miss such a large piece of BSE specific risk material (SRM) in a box of boneless...
Friday, July 27, 2007
Report Suggests Canada May Be Noncompliant With Minimal Risk Rule
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a formal letter sent today, R-CALF USA has asked Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns to determine if Canada is in violation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Minimal Risk Region Rule (Final Rule) and explain to...
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Canadian Probe Of May Mad Cow Case
CANADA - Canada's 10th case of mad cow disease likely caught the deadly brain-wasting condition by eating contaminated feed, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Wednesday. ...
Monday, July 16, 2007
Canadian cattle ban pushed
PORTLAND - A U.S. ranchers group made a last-ditch legal appeal yesterday for a ban on the import of Canadian cattle. ...
Justified caution on beef by-products
CANADA - Some Canadian stockmen and slaughterhouse operators say new federal rules on what can be fed to cattle are a "bureaucratic nightmare." But the "enhanced" regulations are fully justified by the urgent national interest in keeping our $4-billion-a-year...
Friday, July 13, 2007
Canada's New Animal Feed Regulations Come into Force
CALGARY - The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister responsible for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), announced that effective today, certain cattle tissues that are capable of transmitting BSE, known as...
Canada and Manitoba Commit $17.2 Million to Help Beef Industry Implement Enhanced Feed Ban
CANADA - The Government of Canada and the Province of Manitoba are investing $17.2 million in the province's beef industry to help accelerate the elimination of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) from Canada's cattle herds. ...
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Publishes Final Rule Prohibiting Processing of "Downer" Cattle
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced a permanent prohibition on the slaughter of cattle that are unable to stand or walk ("downer" cattle) when presented for pre-slaughter inspection....
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
New BSE prevention rules pose a challenge for industry
CHILLIWACK, B.C. - Cattle carcasses hang from giant hooks on the ceiling at B.C.'s largest slaughterhouse. Rivulets of blood and bone dust trail off into drains on the cement kill-room floor. ...
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
P.E.I. cattle industry gets $3.8M to meet new mad cow rules
CANADA - The federal and P.E.I. governments will spend $3.8 million to help the Island's cattle industry comply with new guidelines aimed at reducing the risk of mad cow disease....
Monday, July 02, 2007
EU Investigates Easing BSE-Related Feed Ban
EU - Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as 'mad cow disease', has been the target of European research for many years, especially as the disease has succeeded in wreaking havoc on the lives of farmers and consumers alike. ...
Friday, June 29, 2007
COA Appeals Mad-Cow Risk Rating
TAIWAN - The Council of Agriculture (COA) has lodged an appeal after the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) classified Taiwan among nations harboring a "controlled risk" for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), rather than a "negligible risk." ...
Monday, June 25, 2007
Taiwan Ends Canadian Beef Import Ban Prompted by Mad-Cow Cases
TAIWAN - Taiwan's government on Saturday ended a ban on Canadian beef imports imposed four years ago because of mad- cow disease. ...
Class Action Seeks Compensation For Canada Beef
CANADA - The Canadian beef industry took a step closer to easing the pain of the country's BSE crisis after Quebec Superior Court Justice Richard Wagner granted authorization for a billion dollar class action suit against the Federal Government to proceed...
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Top-flight BSE Surveillance Keeps Borders Open for Trade
ALBERTA - The Food Safety Division’s (FSD) animal surveillance system for detecting bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Alberta cattle is helping to keep the borders open for trade with other countries, says Dr. Gerald Ollis, Alberta’s chief...
Monday, June 18, 2007
Mad-cow Lawsuit Allowed To Proceed
QUEBEC - A Quebec Superior Court ruling has given the go-ahead to a multibillion-dollar class-action lawsuit targeting the federal government's actions during the mad-cow crisis....
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Report May Lead To Looser Beef Import Rule
JAPAN - A report due out this week likely represents an initial step toward the government relaxing its stringent conditions on beef imports from the United States. ...
Friday, June 08, 2007
Prometric Announces Positive Development For Mad Cow Disease Detection
MONTREAL – BSafE Innovations Inc. (BSafE), a joint venture company owned by ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX - PLI) and Top Meadow Farms, dedicated to veterinary applications of prion research, is delighted to announce preliminary findings from its...
Friday, June 01, 2007
BSE fears over move to relax farm feed rules
UK - Animal remains could once more be added to farm feed, raising fears of another BSE outbreak, following tests by European scientists. ...
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
S. Korea's Quarantine Service Finds Ribs In US Beef Shipment
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's quarantine service said Wednesday it has found two boxes of U.S. beef ribs, which cannot be brought into the country under current import rules, in a shipment of American beef. ...
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Swiss BSE Controls Rewarded With Lower Risk Status
UK - The Swiss beef industry was yesterday rewarded for its efforts in controlling bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), when the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reduced its status to "controlled risk" for the disease. ...
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
United States Downgraded To Controlled Risk Country for BSE
WASHINGTON - The American Meat Institute (AMI) said today that it is gratified by the World Organization for Animal Health's (OIE) adoption of a recommendation to classify the U.S. as a controlled risk country for BSE and hopes that this classification will...
Canada's Cattle Awarded Safer Designation For Mad Cow Protection Measures
CANADA - The world's leading health organization has stamped Canada with the second highest safety designation for mad cow protection measures. Canada's cattle industry welcomed the announcement since its beef sector has lost billions in export dollars...
Friday, May 18, 2007
UK Pressing For 30-Month Beef-On-The-Bone Limit
UK - THE UK Government has pledged to continue to ‘press hard’ for a return to a 30-month beef-on-the-bone limit, following an inconclusive report on the issue by the European Food Standards Authority. ...
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