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Monday, November 21, 2005
USDA to prolong expanded BSE testing program
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to keep its expanded testing program for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) going indefinitely instead of scaling it back at the end of this year, according to recent reports. Source: Cidrap...
Friday, November 11, 2005
Report faults testing of feed to prevent mad cow disease
US - The government started testing livestock feed two years ago to ensure that mills were following rules to prevent the spread of mad cow disease, but officials failed to properly follow up on suspect samples, congressional investigators say....
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Report finds flaws in mad cow disease-related testing
US - Government investigators say testing is too slow at times to prevent cattle from eating feed that might be contaminated, just one flaw they cited in a program to help stop mad cow disease from spreading. Feed safeguards are the most important...
Thursday, November 03, 2005
US meat processor expects Japan business
US - Following the Japan Food Commission approval of a report on bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) disease Wednesday, U.S. cattle leaders are staying cautiously optimistic about trade resumption. Meanwhile, at least one meatpacker will...
Friday, October 28, 2005
Cattlemen’s Capitol Concerns: Sanctions On Japan, BSE Surveillance
US - Senate Bill Calls for Sanctions on Japan: Senators Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) introduced bipartisan legislation October 26 calling for tariffs on Japanese products if Japan fails to reopen its market to U.S. beef. The...
Friday, October 21, 2005
USDA's Johanns And USTR Portman Welcome Lifting Of Beef Ban By Thailand
US - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns and U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman welcomed Thailand's decision to lift its ban on most imports of U.S. beef. "I commend Thailand officials for reopening their market to U.S. beef and...
Korea May Soon Be Importing U.S. Beef Again
US - Korea will decide between the end of this month and early November on whether to resume U.S. beef imports now that Seoul has received its requested information, a government official said, according the Korea Herald newspaper. "The...
Friday, October 14, 2005
Mad cow type diseases may spread in urine-study
WASHINGTON - The agent that causes mad cow disease, scrapie and chronic wasting disease in deer and elk may sometimes be spread through urine, Swiss researchers reported on Thursday. Source: Reuters...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
Friday, September 23, 2005
FDA to add new BSE-related feed rules soon
US - The head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said this week the agency will soon align its rules on animal feed more closely with those in Canada and Europe, signaling a likelihood of new restrictions to prevent the spread of bovine...
FDA to add new BSE-related feed rules soon
US - The head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said this week the agency will soon align its rules on animal feed more closely with those in Canada and Europe, signaling a likelihood of new restrictions to prevent the spread of bovine spongiform...
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Senate Votes to Ban Japan Beef Imports
US - Kobe beef should stay off U.S. menus if Japan won‘t buy American beef, the Senate has decided. In June, U.S. authorities confirmed a second domestic case in a Texas-born cow. Japan, in contrast, has found 20 cases of mad cow disease....
Senate Votes to Ban Japan Beef Imports
US - Kobe beef should stay off U.S. menus if Japan won't buy American beef, the Senate has decided. ...
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Cows more exposed to BSE in US than Japan, says panel chief
US - Cows in the United States are more exposed to mad cow disease than those in Japan due partly to insufficient regulations on the use of feed, the head of an expert panel on the disease said Monday. Yasuhiro Yoshikawa, who heads the prion...
Cows more exposed to BSE in US than Japan, says panel chief
US - Cows in the United States are more exposed to mad cow disease than those in Japan due partly to insufficient regulations on the use of feed, the head of an expert panel on the disease said Monday. Yasuhiro Yoshikawa, who heads the prion research...
Friday, September 09, 2005
Revised BSE rule allows part of cattle intestine in food
US - Meat companies are again free to use most of the small intestine of cattle to make sausage casings, following a change in a federal rule intended to protect people from exposure to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease....
Revised BSE rule allows part of cattle intestine in food
US - Meat companies are again free to use most of the small intestine of cattle to make sausage casings, following a change in a federal rule intended to protect people from exposure to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease. Source:...
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Second BSE Cow Not Likely To Impact Beef Demand Negatively
US - Beef exports for January-April were up 161.6% from a year earlier but the 2005 tonnage is still 77.3% below the first 4 months of 2003. The cow that was retested for BSE came back positive. She was 12 years old and spent her life on one...
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