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Monday, August 07, 2006
Value of BSE testing depends on purpose
US - Science may not argue for greater screening for mad cow disease, but that's not the whole picture. There's a big difference between science and marketing. Science is, well, scientific. Marketing sometimes involves science, but also large measures...
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Japan's all-out ban on U.S. beef imports could lead to trade war: Johanns
US - Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns warned Wednesday that Japan's possible all-out import ban on U.S. beef in case of another ineligible shipment from the United States would precipitate a bilateral trade war. Source: Mainichi...
Monday, July 31, 2006
US delays lifting partial Canadian cattle ban
US - It looks like a string of recent cases of BSE in Canadian cattle may have some consequences after all. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this weekend it was postponing the re-opening of the border to older Canadian cattle pending an...
On The Farm: Mad cow disease can be prevented
US - As discussed in recent weeks, the United States is seriously threatened by potential occurrences of foreign animal diseases. Based on epidemiological studies, the state and federal animal health regulatory agencies have developed safeguards to...
Friday, July 28, 2006
Japan Lifts Ban on U.S. Beef Imports
JAPAN - Japan on Thursday announced the resumption of U.S. beef imports, ending a ban imposed over concerns about mad cow disease and removing a strain in relations with Washington. The U.S. ambassador immediately welcomed the move, which reopens Japan's...
Monday, July 24, 2006
Anti-BSE feed rules widened
US - Cattle tissues that could transmit mad-cow disease will no longer be allowed in pet foods, chicken feed and fertilizer under new federal rules announced Monday, June 26. Regulations on more types of animal feed are being tightened in an effort...
US will test only 10% for BSE from August
US - The United States will scale down its nationwide testing program for mad cow disease to about one-tenth from as early as late August, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced Thursday. Source: Japan Times...
Friday, July 21, 2006
US to significantly scale down BSE test program
US - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns on Thursday announced Washington's plan to scale down its surveillance program on mad cow disease, in late August at the earliest, to one tenth of the current size. Under the revised program, the U.S. Department...
USDA Announces New BSE Surveillance Program
US - Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will soon begin transitioning to an ongoing Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) surveillance program that corresponds to the extremely low prevalence...
Monday, July 17, 2006
Creekstone Asks For Summary Judgment In BSE Testing Case
US - Creekstone Farms, which is suing USDA to be allowed to test all of its cattle for presence of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, filed for summary judgment in Washington, D.C. Friday, and the company suggested that such universal testing might both...
Friday, July 14, 2006
USDA Secretary Comments On Alberta BSE Case
WASHINGTON - "Today, Canada announced a case of BSE in a 50 month old animal from Alberta. While the United States and Canada have a strong system in place to protect animal and human health, the diagnosis of BSE in an animal born roughly four...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
Producer battles to test all beef
US - A Kansas beef producer is in Washington this week trying to garner legislative support in its two-year battle against the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which will not allow the company to test all of its cattle for mad cow disease. Source: The...
USDA To Release Analysis Of US BSE Testing Friday
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture will unveil the analysis it has done on nearly two year's worth of testing for mad-cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy, on Friday, the USDA said Thursday. Source: CattleNetwork...
Thursday, April 27, 2006
US ranchers seek to bar Japan, Canada beef imports
WASHINGTON - American ranchers' group R-CALF said on Wednesday it was considering legal action after its members voted to try to stop the U.S. government from importing cattle and beef products from animals over 30 months old from BSE-affected countries....
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Mad cow madness: USDA stands in the way of broader testing
CHICAGO - If a hospital wanted to advertise that it upholds sanitary standards higher than any required by the government, no one would object. A used-car dealer who decided to offer only vehicles with the best crash-test scores would be free to do...
Monday, April 24, 2006
Despite new mad cow cases, U.S. wants to lift restrictions on Canada
WASHINGTON — The Bush administration wants to end remaining mad cow disease-related restrictions on Canadian cattle, despite two fresh cases there. Source: Fosters Online...
Friday, April 21, 2006
USDA Defends Canadian Cattle Safety After Latest BSE Case
WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns on Thursday vigorously defended the Canadian measures to keep its cattle and beef safe from mad-cow disease despite the country's latest case. Canada's fifth case of mad-cow disease,...
Saturday, March 25, 2006
Origins of mad cow case still a mystery
US - Farm officials have chased nearly three dozen leads stemming from a recent case of mad cow disease in Alabama, but still haven't determined the origins of the infected cow, the state veterinarian said Friday. Source: The Montgomery Advertiser...
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