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China bans imports of cow, beef from US

02 July 2005

CHINA - China will continue to ban imports of cow, beef and related products from the United States following confirmation of the country's first homegrown case of mad cow disease, a spokesman with the Ministry of Agriculture said on Friday.
     Jia Youling, the spokesman, said the ministry will adopt strict measures to prevent the occurence of the disease in China. The procedure for approving imports of animals and their related products as well as quarantine on them will be further strengthened, the spokesman said.
     Meanwhile, management over the production and use of cattle feed will be more strict and cow parts in cattle feed is strictly forbidden, Jia said.

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Source: Xinhua


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