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Friday, July 07, 2006
Association calls for further BSE restrictions on Canada
US - The US cattle association is calling for further restrictions on beef from Canada, after regulators there confirmed a testing program had found the country’s eight case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). Source: Food Production Daily...
Canada cows complicate US, Seoul beef trade
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea has told the Bush administration it will not resume beef trade until U.S. slaughterhouses segregate Canadian beef products, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday. South Korea closed its borders to U.S. beef in...
Studies suggest blood test possible for mad cow
US - Tests in hamsters suggest it may be possible to develop a blood test for mad cow and related diseases in both humans and animals before they develop symptoms, researchers reported on Thursday. The study, published in the journal Science, also suggests...
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
BSE Confirmed In Manitoba Cow
CANADA - Final test results have confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a mature cross-bred beef cow from Manitoba. Source: Cfia...
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Canada Likely Dealing With Sixth Mad Cow Case
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has detected potential mad cow disease in a Manitoba cow. The reassuring news for consumers is that no part of the animal entered the food chain. The animal, a mature crossbred beef cow was born before 1997...
Mad cow cluster now identified
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has completed its investigation into the discovery of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in a Fraser Valley cow, and said vehicles used to ship and receive a variety of ingredients likely contaminated cattle...
Animal-based fertilisers threaten BSE status: vet
AUSTRALIA - Tasmania's chief vet says Australia's status as being free of mad cow disease (BSE) could be threatened by the indiscriminate use of animal-based pasture fertilisers. A number of cattle deaths from botulism in Tasmania have been attributed...
Saturday, July 01, 2006
Appeals court agrees to hear challenge on Canadian cattle trade
US - A federal appeals court has agreed to hear another challenge from a ranchers' group that wants to ban Canadian cattle from crossing the border. R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America went back to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a Montana...
U.S. says no deal on beef trade with China
US - U.S. officials said Friday it was premature for China to announce an end to a mad cow disease-related ban on American beef as it began accepting restricted imports. China’s government said Friday it had resumed limited imports after a 2 1/2...
Friday, June 30, 2006
Potential BSE Suspect Identified In Manitoba
CANADA - Preliminary screening tests conducted by the Province of Manitoba and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have detected a potential case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a mature cross-bred beef cow born well before the 1997...
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Revised BSE Measures For US Imports
CANADA - Canada is opening its border to a broader range of animals and animal products from the United States, which were suspended following the confirmation of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Washington State in 2003. Source: Cfia...
Monday, June 26, 2006
Canada Strengthens Feed Controls
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is banning cattle tissues capable of transmitting bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) from all animal feeds, pet foods and fertilizers. The enhancement will significantly accelerate Canada’s progress...
Friday, June 16, 2006
CFIA Completes BSE Investigation
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has concluded its investigation of the case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) confirmed on April 16, 2006, in a cow from British Columbia. Source: Cfia...
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Last two cases of BSE in U.S. 'atypical'
US - The last two cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in the U.S. have different molecular characteristics than a 2003 case in Washington state and most of the cases diagnosed in Europe, according to a statement from USDA. Source: Agriculture...
Thursday, June 08, 2006
1st mad cow case reported in Austria
AUSTRIA - Health authorities confirmed a case of mad cow disease in the west Austrian province of Tirol after a 13-year-old cow tested positive for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), Austrian media reported here on Wednesday. Source: ThePigSite...
Monday, May 15, 2006
Japan confirms 26th case of mad cow disease
TOKYO - Japan has confirmed its 26th case of mad cow disease, this time in a 68-month-old Holstein dairy cow on the northern island of Hokkaido. Source: Reuters...
Sunday, May 14, 2006
If companies want to test for BSE, let them
IOWA - Creekstone Farms Premium Beef is David. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and corporate America is Goliath. Iowa cattle farmers should pray little David eventually slays the giant. But I have a feeling the slingshot is empty and free enterprise...
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Korea Fears US May Take Beef Case to WTO
IOWA - The government is alert to the possibility that the United States will take the case to the World Trade Organization (WTO), should Korea continue to delay its import of U.S. beef. Source: Truth about Trade & Technology...
Cow beef joins list of exports to resume after EU ban is lifted
UK - Scotland's first export of cow beef for a decade will leave Galashiels slaughterhouse tomorrow for the Netherlands. Source: Scotsman...
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Mad cow tests in B.C. find nothing
OTTAWA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has wrapped up its investigation of animals connected to a case of mad cow disease found in B.C's Fraser Valley. Source: Calgary Sun...
British beef shipments to France to start Wednesday
EU - The first shipment of British beef to France since the lifting of a ban imposed at the height of the 1990s mad cow crisis will be sold on the Rungis food market on Wednesday, an official said on Tuesday. Source: Reuters...
Monday, May 08, 2006
Court clears government of BSE failures
SWITZERLAND -The Federal Court has thrown out a call for financial compensation by more than 2,000 Swiss farmers for losses incurred during the crisis over mad cow disease. Source: Swiss Info...
NAIS cannot prevent "Mad Cow" disease
CANADA - Shortly after another "mad cow" was discovered in Alabama, there was a rash of articles in the press citing the event as convincing evidence that the USDA's National Animal Identification System should move forward as quickly as possible....
Saturday, May 06, 2006
End To Ten Year British Beef Ban
UK - A European Commission ban on British beef exports has officially ended, 10 years after it was imposed to prevent the spread of mad cow disease. Source: AJC Consultants...
Thursday, May 04, 2006
USDA Complete Analysis Of BSE-Positive Cow
US - “The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have completed their investigations regarding a...
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Cattleman says US not at fault over Japan beef ban
An American cattle producer says there is a lot of frustration about his country's lack of access to the Japanese beef market. Source: ABC.net...
Saturday, April 29, 2006
USDA Release BSE Prevalence Estimate for U.S.
WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today announced USDA's estimate of the prevalence of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in the United States. Source: USDA...
Friday, April 28, 2006
BSE on the rise in Poland
POLAND - Poland has confirmed a new case of BSE in one of its cows, as figures suggest the disease has crept forward in the country amid a rapid fall in outbreaks elsewhere in the world. Source: CEE-Food industry...
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