R-CALF: OIE Rule Change Could Undermine Protections Against BSE

US - Last week’s decision by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to replace its five categories of risk for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) with only three may undermine basic import standards for food safety and public health by downwardly harmonizing these standards. "If this change in risk categories means OIE believes BSE-affected countries need fewer protections in place to export their beef, then that’s a step backward for OIE, and is not in step with its mission to ensure basic health and safety standards, while at the same time, promoting trade," said R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard.

Source: CattleNetwork.com
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