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Thursday, October 13, 2005
Government consults on lifting BSE export ban
UK - The Government today began a consultation on expected changes to UK legislation to lift the EU ban on the export of beef, bovine products and live cattle. The consultation also deals with consequential changes to controls on Specified Risk Materials...
Help for beef farmers in resuming exports
UK - There was good news for beef producers yesterday from the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, with a joint announcement that everything possible will be...
Japan likely to lift beef ban by year end
TOKYO - Japan's imports of U.S. and Canadian beef are likely to resume before the end of the year, based on an analysis by the Expert Committee on Prions, a sub-group of the country's Food Safety Commission (FSC), released at a meeting Oct. 4. Source:...
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
FDA Proposes New Mad Cow Safeguards
US - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing a change in its animal feed regulations that would prohibit the use of certain high-risk cattle materials in the food or feed of all animals. The proposed measures are intended to further...
Regulations on mad cow unsatisfactory
US - The available scientific evidence justifies the conclusion that the risk of contracting mad cow disease from U.S. beef is extremely low. ...
FDA Proposes New Mad Cow Safeguards
US - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing a change in its animal feed regulations that would prohibit the use of certain high-risk cattle materials in the food or feed of all animals. The proposed measures are intended to further protect...
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Even Heathly Cattle to be Tested for BSE
US - USDA announced its plan to test approximately 20,000 healthy but older cattle for the brain-destroying disease, bovine spongiform encephalopathy. In late 2003, the United States reported its first case of the disease in a cow in Washington...
Australian Government Wants To Change BSE Rules
AUSTRALIA - The Australian government wants to change domestic food safety regulations covering the highly unlikely event that a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease, is discovered locally, Agriculture Minister Peter...
Even Heathly Cattle to be Tested for BSE
US - USDA announced its plan to test approximately 20,000 healthy but older cattle for the brain-destroying disease, bovine spongiform encephalopathy. In late 2003, the United States reported its first case of the disease in a cow in Washington state....
Australian Government Wants To Change BSE Rules
AUSTRALIA - The Australian government wants to change domestic food safety regulations covering the highly unlikely event that a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease, is discovered locally, Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran...
Friday, October 07, 2005
US Senators Ask Trade Rep To Retaliate For Japan 's Beef Ban
US - In a show of frustration and anger, 20 U.S. senators on Thursday formally asked U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman "to employ retaliatory economic measures against Japan." U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and 19 others who signed...
US Senators Ask Trade Rep To Retaliate For Japan 's Beef Ban
US - In a show of frustration and anger, 20 U.S. senators on Thursday formally asked U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman "to employ retaliatory economic measures against Japan." U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and 19 others who signed a letter, lamented...
Thursday, October 06, 2005
State vet likes plan to close BSE loophole
US - The new federal proposal to ban cattle brains and spinal columns from feed for other animals would close a small loophole in the already solid barrier against mad cow disease, according to South Dakota state veterinarian Sam Holland. The...
State vet likes plan to close BSE loophole
US - The new federal proposal to ban cattle brains and spinal columns from feed for other animals would close a small loophole in the already solid barrier against mad cow disease, according to South Dakota state veterinarian Sam Holland. The U.S. Food...
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
EU to Allow Sale of T-Bone Steaks as BSE Threat Eases
EU - The European Union may allow the sale of T-bone steaks from adult cattle for the first time in four years after judging the risk from mad-cow disease has declined. The EU outlawed the meat cuts, containing a segment of vertebral column,...
Panel's BSE report supports lifting of ban on U.S., Canadian beef
JAPAN - Japan set in motion procedures to lift a ban on U.S. and Canadian beef imports after a study panel said young cattle from the two countries have a very low risk of mad cow disease infection. The panel of experts on the disease, set up...
EU to Allow Sale of T-Bone Steaks as BSE Threat Eases
EU - The European Union may allow the sale of T-bone steaks from adult cattle for the first time in four years after judging the risk from mad-cow disease has declined. The EU outlawed the meat cuts, containing a segment of vertebral column, in 2001...
Panel's BSE report supports lifting of ban on U.S., Canadian beef
JAPAN - Japan set in motion procedures to lift a ban on U.S. and Canadian beef imports after a study panel said young cattle from the two countries have a very low risk of mad cow disease infection. The panel of experts on the disease, set up by the...
Monday, October 03, 2005
Another Export Hurdle Cleared
UK - Another significant step forward towards beef exports was taken this week in Brussels. The EU Commissions Standing Committee on Food Chain and Animal Health (SCoFCAH) endorsed a veterinary report on the UK beef sector. This is a very significant...
Another Export Hurdle Cleared
UK - Another significant step forward towards beef exports was taken this week in Brussels. The EU Commissions Standing Committee on Food Chain and Animal Health (SCoFCAH) endorsed a veterinary report on the UK beef sector. This is a very significant...
Friday, September 30, 2005
Policy change could see meat from BSE countries here
AUSTRALIA - Beef from countries affected by mad cow disease (BSE) could be allowed into Australia under changes being considered to Federal Government policy. The beef industry has been pushing for changes to domestic policy that requires all...
Policy change could see meat from BSE countries here
AUSTRALIA - Beef from countries affected by mad cow disease (BSE) could be allowed into Australia under changes being considered to Federal Government policy. The beef industry has been pushing for changes to domestic policy that requires all beef to...
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Govt could relax mad cow policy
AUSTRALIA - The federal government is considering watering down its tough policy on mad cow disease in a change that could allow the first beef imports from disease-affected countries. The move would also relax domestic consumption rules in...
Govt could relax mad cow policy
AUSTRALIA - The federal government is considering watering down its tough policy on mad cow disease in a change that could allow the first beef imports from disease-affected countries. The move would also relax domestic consumption rules in the event...
Monday, September 26, 2005
Ranchers have beef with Japan
US - Colorado beef producers don’t want to buy Japan’s if Japan won’t buy ours. That’s why an association of beef ranchers is furious the U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed to lift its four-year ban on Japanese...
Mad cow disease casts a shadow
Optimists are proclaiming that variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), the human form -- always fatal -- of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or "Mad Cow Disease," is on the wane. Obviously, given the degree of suffering and...
Ranchers have beef with Japan
US - Colorado beef producers don’t want to buy Japan’s if Japan won’t buy ours. That’s why an association of beef ranchers is furious the U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed to lift its four-year ban on Japanese beef...
Mad cow disease casts a shadow
Optimists are proclaiming that variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), the human form -- always fatal -- of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or "Mad Cow Disease," is on the wane. Obviously, given the degree of suffering and public anxiety that...
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