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Thursday, May 17, 2007
Japan: Public Should Have Say
JAPAN - In its recent interim report on the two domestically raised cows that were diagnosed with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in 2003, the health ministry's research team said it could not confirm the infectiousness of the two cows--23 months...
EFSA BSE Report ‘Too Cautious’
UK - British beef producers have hit out at a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) report on BSE infectivity in specified risk material for not relaxing the rules. The key findings of the EFSA report were that the BSE epidemic in EU is on the decline. ...
Effects Of Mad Cow Crisis Still Linger In Canada's Beef Industry, Says Census
CANADA - Cattle producer John Hrasko took no pleasure watching his herd grow over the last few years as the economics of the mad cow disease scare squeezed joy and profit from his mixed farm. ...
Monday, May 14, 2007
EFSA Publish Opinions On SRM's
EU - EFSA has today published an opinion on the likelihood of BSE infectivity in specified risk materials SRM)from cattle at different age groups....
Identifying Variation In U.S. Bovine Prion Gene
US - Do genes affect bovine spongiform encephalopathy - also known as BSE, or “mad cow” disease? Are some cattle more susceptible than others? ...
Friday, May 11, 2007
Japan Tells U.S. Trade Report 'Inaccurate,'
TOKYO - Japan said Thursday that current restrictions on U.S. beef imports should be strictly adhered to rather than relaxed, striking back at a U.S. report on trade barriers that it termed "inaccurate." ...
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Canadian mad cow case causes concern
US - The latest Canadian mad cow case is raising serious concerns in the United States about Washington's plans to expand its beef trade with Canada, while trying to restore normal trade with the Australian dominated Japanese and Korean markets. ...
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
BSE Infection From Young Cattle To Mice Not Confirmed
JAPAN - Experiments on mice showed that mad cow disease in two cattle aged 21 and 23 months old was not contagious, a finding that could change attitudes about food safety. ...
Friday, May 04, 2007
Vaccine May Protect Against CJD
NEW YORK - Scientists say they have a vaccine that stops mice getting a brain disease similar to BSE in cattle and which may ultimately protect humans against vCJD. ...
Canada’s 11th Native BSE Case Shows USDA Ignoring Real Risks
US - R-CALF USA claims the U.S. Department of Agriculture has failed its responsibility to adequately protect the U.S. cattle herd, the U.S. beef supply, U.S. export markets and U.S. consumers from Canada’s widespread problem with bovine spongiform...
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Canadian Beef Reels From Tenth BSE Blow
BRITISH COLUMBIA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the diagnosis of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a mature dairy cow from British Columbia. The animal's carcass is under CFIA control, and no part of it entered the...
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Lakeside Preparing For July 12 SRM Ban
CANADA - Lakeside Packers is planning to construct an addition to their existing kill floor to bring the plant in line with nation wide feed ban conditions that will take effect July 12....
US Promotes Importance Of International Beef-Safety Ruling
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is making a hard sell to beef-importing countries: Listen to an organization most know only by its French acronym - the OIE - and accept that mad-cow worries should be a thing of the past when buying U.S. beef....
Friday, April 27, 2007
Japan Suspects Mad Cow Disease In Bovine
TOKYO — Preliminary tests on a 6-year-old cow in western Japan indicate it may be infected with mad cow disease, a health official said Tuesday. ...
BSE In Rodents - Boost For Research
US — For the first time, a new study demonstrates that certain rodents can be directly infected with CWD and therefore serve as animal models for further study of the disease....
Thursday, April 26, 2007
WSU's BSE Surveillance Program To Continue
US - The bovine spongiform encephalopathy surveillance program at Washington State University isn't ceasing operation after all. It will continue for at least another six months and perhaps many more. ...
Monday, April 23, 2007
U.S. Beef Back In South Korea After Rejected Shipments
SOUTH KOREA - A shipment of U.S. beef landed in South Korea on Monday, the first since Seoul rejected tons of the product due to the discovery of tiny bone chips, triggering trade tensions with Washington. ...
Dutch Report Mad Cow Case
NETHERLANDS - A seven-year-old cow has tested positive for mad cow disease, the first case this year and the 83rd since 1997 in the Netherlands, the Dutch Agriculture Ministry said. ...
Friday, April 20, 2007
U.S. Beef Could Be Available To S. Korean Consumers In May: Gov't Source
SOUTH KOREA - U.S. beef may be available to South Korean consumers in May for the first time since it was banned more than three years ago, a government source said Friday. ...
Thursday, April 19, 2007
FSA Report BSE Control Breach
UK - The Meat Hygiene Service (MHS) has reported the discovery of spinal cord, which is SRM, in a forequarter of fresh beef despatched from the Republic of Ireland to an approved cutting plant in England....
Friday, April 13, 2007
U.S. Packers Mull Attempts To Re-Enter South Korean Beef Market
US - U.S. companies are seriously considering trying again to sell beef to South Korea - a country that has rejected every shipment since September 2006 - now that it has relaxed a particularly stringent regulation that scared off U.S. exporters for months,...
Thursday, April 12, 2007
GeneThera Developing Marketing Plan for Mad Cow Testing
US - GeneThera, Inc. announced today it is developing a comprehensive marketing program for its Mad Cow testing kit for use within the United States. ...
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Birth Cohort Of Canadian Mad Cow Exported To U.S.
US - A heifer born from an animal in the same herd as a Canadian bull diagnosed in February with mad cow disease was exported to the United States in 2002, but a U.S. official said on Tuesday there is no evidence the animal had the brain-wasting disease. ...
Mad Cow: Is America Next?
US - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced in March it was reducing its national Mad Cow testing and tracking programs by 90 percent. The USDA will reduce its cattle-testing level to 40,000 cattle per year down from an average of about 360,000...
S. Korea Submits Assessment On OIE's U.S. Mad Cow Risk Report
KOREA - South Korea has submitted its views on the mad cow risk assessment report that will be formally released by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) in late May, the government said Tuesday....
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Call for direct cash support to boost livestock numbers
SCOTLAND - Consideration should be given to the re-introduction of direct support for suckler cows and breeding sheep, according to the Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland (IASS). ...
Province Shows Commitment To Enhanced Feed Ban
CANADA - The Ontario Cattlemen's Association (OCA) thanks the McGuinty government for releasing funds that will help the Ontario processing sector comply with Canada's enhanced feed ban, as announced today by The Honourable Leona Dombrowsky, Minister...
Canada Traces BSE Cohorts; 1 Animal Exported To U.S.
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has traced most of the birth and feed cohorts of the mature bull born in 2000 in Alberta that tested positive for BSE earlier this year. ...
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