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Tuesday, March 20, 2007
S. Korea VS America: How Safe Is A Controlled Risk?
SEOUL - South Korea stressed Tuesday that there is a need to conduct a thorough examination of mad cow disease risks in U.S. beef before the full resumption of its imports. ...
Monday, March 19, 2007
Beef Farmers 'Cautiously Optimistic' On U.S. Ban
CANADA - Canada's beef farmers are continuing to suffer the effects of a BSE crisis but some good news could be on the horizon, says a local director with the Canadian Cattlemen's Association. ...
Friday, March 16, 2007
CFIA Launches Feed Ban Awareness Campaign
OTTAWA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has launched a communications campaign to raise awareness of new safeguards intended to accelerate the elimination of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, from Canadian cattle. ...
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
NFU to USDA: Don’t Expand Canadian Border
WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) expressing the organization’s strong opposition to the Department’s proposed rule to expand beef and cattle trade with Canada....
Minimal Risk Rule Important Step to Normalized Trade with Canada
US - USDA's proposed rule to allow additional imports from Canada “is one more step toward returning to normal cattle and beef trade between the United States and Canada,” according to comments submitted to USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Statement by Dehaven regarding OIE risk recommendation
US - “In October 2006, the U.S. Department of Agriculture submitted an application and supporting documents to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to formally request country classification for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk....
AAFC: $39.8 Million to Implement Enhanced Feed Ban in Alberta
EDMONTON - The Government of Canada and the Alberta government are investing nearly $40 million in Alberta's beef industry to help accelerate the elimination of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) from Alberta's cattle herds. The Canada-Alberta funding...
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Canada's measures recognized
OTTAWA - The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, today issued the following statement in response to the preliminary recommendation from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)...
Saturday, March 03, 2007
Cattle producers upset over USDA plan to open border to older Canadian beef
US - A large group of livestock producers testified at a U.S. Senate Hearing that a proposed USDA rule opening the borders to older Canadian cattle jeopardizes U.S. beef export markets and dumps more cases of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) on...
Friday, March 02, 2007
Nine Canadian farms quarantined
CANADA - Nine Saskatchewan farms have been quarantined after receiving shipments of tainted feed from a Saskatoon feed mill, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Sunday. ...
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
IE panel recommends favorable change to BSE rating
US - A panel for the World Organization for Animal Health has recommended to its 167 member countries that the U.S. and Canada be given a favorable rating on "mad cow" disease safety, a designation both countries want to spur beef and cattle trade, according...
Monday, February 26, 2007
Region's sole lab that tests for mad cow will shut soon
US - The government is scaling back its testing and tracking programs nationwide, saying the costs aren't warranted....
Friday, February 23, 2007
South Dakota vs. USDA and Canada over live cattle
US - A U.S. Senate subcommittee chaired by North Dakota Democrat Byron Dorgan held a field hearing in North Dakota Wednesday on USDA’s proposed over-thirty-month rule, also known as USDA's minimal risk rule II, which would allow any Canadian cattle...
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Mad-cow scrutiny is scaled way back
US - While Washington ranchers are raising a fuss over Canadian cattle and the danger of mad-cow disease, the region's only mad-cow testing lab is quietly preparing to close March 1. ...
Monday, February 19, 2007
Canadian cattle slip past USDA safeguards
US - Hundreds of cattle from Canada, which this month confirmed its ninth case of mad cow disease, have entered the United States without government-required health papers or identification tags, according to documents obtained by cattlemen in Washington...
Canada mad cow case delays Mexico import plans
CANADA - Mexico has postponed plans to reopen its borders to dairy cattle imports from Canada after a case of mad cow disease was found in an Alberta bull last week. ...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Groeneveld expects BSE case to impact U.S. border decision
US - Alberta Agriculture Minister George Groeneveld said the discovery of the ninth case of BSE in the province is unfortunate considering the U.S. has begun the process of normalizing cattle trade with Canada....
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Scientists work on identifying variation in 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, February 09, 2007
USDA says Canadian mad cow case won't impact trade
US - The day after Canada detected its ninth case of mad cow disease, the United States on Thursday said beef trade with its northern neighbor would remain unaffected and promised to press ahead with a draft rule to allow older Canadian cattle into the...
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Food inspection watchdog confirms mad cow disease in mature Alberta bull
CANADA - Canada has confirmed its ninth case of mad cow disease since 2003, in an Alberta bull....
Monday, February 05, 2007
Insight: Mad cows and the UK's beef industry
UK - British beef is back on European dinner tables. Last week, the European Union lifted the ban it imposed on UK beef exports in 1996 to protect consumers against meat infected with mad cow disease (BSE). ...
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Another BSE slip hits UK meat industry
UK - A case of mistaken identity has led to another breach of the UK's bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) regulations, the country's food regulator said yesterday. ...
Canada confirms its second case of BSE
US - Canada has confirmed its second case of BSE. The affected dairy cow was born in the province of Alberta, just like the only other cases of mad cow disease discovered in North America: one in Canada in 2003 and one in the US in the same year....
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Canadian Beef Development Fund Helped in BSE Recovery
CANADA - National Beef Industry Development Fund used in a variety of ways to help Canadian beef industry recover from tough times. ...
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
U.S. aide bluntly describes her beef
US - The United States turned up the pressure on Korea to negotiate a settlement of a controversy over the import of U.S. beef here on Monday in Washington....
Monday, January 22, 2007
Should we still be worried about BSE?
UK - When the news first broke that 'mad cow disease' could be passed to people, some scientists predicted that tens of thousands of us could eventually die of vCJD, the human form of BSE. ...
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Japan May Ease U.S. Beef Inspections
JAPAN - Japan may scale back stringent inspections of U.S. beef imports that were imposed over mad cow fears, a senior health official was quoted as saying Monday. ...
Identifying Variation in the U.S. Bovine Prion Gene
US - Bovine spongiform encephalopathy - BSE, or mad cow disease - is a serious threat to the U.S. beef industry....
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