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Monday, June 25, 2007
Class Action Seeks Compensation For Canada Beef
CANADA - The Canadian beef industry took a step closer to easing the pain of the country's BSE crisis after Quebec Superior Court Justice Richard Wagner granted authorization for a billion dollar class action suit against the Federal Government to proceed...
Monday, June 18, 2007
Mad-cow Lawsuit Allowed To Proceed
QUEBEC - A Quebec Superior Court ruling has given the go-ahead to a multibillion-dollar class-action lawsuit targeting the federal government's actions during the mad-cow crisis....
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Canada's Cattle Awarded Safer Designation For Mad Cow Protection Measures
CANADA - The world's leading health organization has stamped Canada with the second highest safety designation for mad cow protection measures. Canada's cattle industry welcomed the announcement since its beef sector has lost billions in export dollars...
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Effects Of Mad Cow Crisis Still Linger In Canada's Beef Industry, Says Census
CANADA - Cattle producer John Hrasko took no pleasure watching his herd grow over the last few years as the economics of the mad cow disease scare squeezed joy and profit from his mixed farm. ...
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Canadian Beef Reels From Tenth BSE Blow
BRITISH COLUMBIA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the diagnosis of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a mature dairy cow from British Columbia. The animal's carcass is under CFIA control, and no part of it entered the...
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Lakeside Preparing For July 12 SRM Ban
CANADA - Lakeside Packers is planning to construct an addition to their existing kill floor to bring the plant in line with nation wide feed ban conditions that will take effect July 12....
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Province Shows Commitment To Enhanced Feed Ban
CANADA - The Ontario Cattlemen's Association (OCA) thanks the McGuinty government for releasing funds that will help the Ontario processing sector comply with Canada's enhanced feed ban, as announced today by The Honourable Leona Dombrowsky, Minister...
Canada Traces BSE Cohorts; 1 Animal Exported To U.S.
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has traced most of the birth and feed cohorts of the mature bull born in 2000 in Alberta that tested positive for BSE earlier this year. ...
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Report Reveals Illegal Cattlefeed May Still Be In Canada
CANADA - Dental analysis and DNA examination proove that cattle protein food is still in use years after it was banned. Now the CFIA move to track its origin and put an end to BSE in Canada....
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Canada blames suspect feed for latest BSE case
CANADA - Canada's ninth case of mad cow disease since 2003, announced in February, was most likely caused by suspect feed, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Monday. ...
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. ...
Monday, March 12, 2007
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)...
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Canada wrapping up latest BSE investigation
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) comprehensive investigation of Canada's latest case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is nearing completion. ...
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. ...
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 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....
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. ...
Thursday, December 21, 2006
BSE testing debate heat up again
CANADA - The debate over voluntary testing of carcasses for BSE flared up again in Alberta last month and was to be thrashed out at the annual meeting of the Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) before this issue arrives in your mailbox. ...
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Feeders bring U.S. Consolidated sell to Canada
CANADA - For more than a decade now, feedlots have seen their bargaining power chipped away by the growing market power of large packers and retailers. One symptom of this trend has been a declining trend in the number of cattle being sold on the cash...
Monday, October 02, 2006
Japan is fertile ground for Sask. products
CANADA - More than $500 million in Saskatchewan exports already annually flow to Japan, but there are also new opportunities to explore, Japan's ambassador to Canada said Thursday. Ambassador Sadaaki Numata met with the head of Saskatchewan Trade and...
Friday, September 29, 2006
Canada Issues New BSE Reporting Protocol
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is implementing a revised protocol for the ongoing reporting of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Canada as BSE is eradicated from the national cattle herd. All new BSE detections will be reported...
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Profs work on test that checks for mad cow in living animals
CANADA - Two University of Guelph scientists expect their innovative sensor for brain-wasting infections will eliminate the need to cull entire herds of cattle suspected of having mad cow disease. The sensor performs tests on brain samples obtained...
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Canada pushing forward with traceability
CANADA - Canada’s government is offering US$1.5m in financial help to the country's struggling meat sector in a bid get traceability programs on track. The Canadian Integrated Traceability Program (CITP) is one of many government efforts to aid...
Canadian meat producers battling BSE's residual effects
CANADA - Canada's meat industry is still struggling to recover from a spat of disease scares and import bans that have crippled production. However, the lifting of trade restrictions and the implementation of feed standards has started to have positive...
Monday, September 11, 2006
High tech tags now cattle industry standard
CANADA - The latest tracking technology is now the cattle industry standard for B.C. producers. Radio Frequency Identification tags replaced bar code tags introduced in 2000 when legislation required all cows leaving the herd of origin to be tagged....
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Canadian BSE Cow Might Have Missed Testing -R-CALF USA
CANADA - For more than a year, the beef from Canada's youngest victim of mad cow disease would have been eligible for export to the U.S., and even at 50 months of age, she might not have been tested for the disease if she hadn't died of an unrelated...
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