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Tuesday, May 13, 2008
FDA Strengthens Protection Against Mad Cow Disease
WASHINGTON - Closing loopholes in protections against mad cow disease, the Food and Drug Administration yesterday banned brains and other cattle parts that could carry the disease's infectious agent from use in cosmetics and dietary supplements. ...
Monday, May 12, 2008
Government Asks Court to Block Wider Testing for Mad Cow
US - The Bush administration was cited as urging a federal appeals court on Friday to stop meatpackers from testing all their animals for mad cow disease, but a skeptical judge questioned whether the government has that authority....
Friday, January 25, 2008
Update on Feed Enforcement Activities to Limit the Spread of BSE
US - To help prevent the establishment and amplification of Bovine Spongiform Encephalophathy (BSE) through feed in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) implemented a final rule that prohibits the use of most mammalian protein in...
Thursday, December 20, 2007
New Canadian BSE case reignites US import battle
US - A new case of BSE detected in Canada has sparked renewed calls in the US for tighter import regulations on Canadian beef....
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Pet Food May Lead to Mad Cow
US - Ranchers struggling with high hay costs and burned out ranges are being warned that feeding cattle cheap pet food could cause an outbreak of mad cow disease. ...
Monday, December 03, 2007
From Mad Cow to Cash Cow
US - Russia's appetite for beef products has grown substantially and gone sharply upscale since it banned U.S. exports four years ago. ...
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Groups Take Canadian Cattle To Court
US - R-CALF USA, along with 10 other plaintiffs, has filed a complaint against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the District Court – District of South Dakota, Northern Division (District Court) in an effort to prevent the agency decision...
Monday, October 29, 2007
Cattle Movement Across Canadian Border Expected to be Slow
US - When the U.S. border opens to Canadian cattle older than 30 months on Nov. 19, the influx of older cattle coming south will be minimal, ranchers in Alberta and Saskatchewan say. ...
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
NFU to Congress: Reject Rule on Canadian Border
WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union President Tom Buis, in a letter to members of Congress today, urged support for legislation to disapprove the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) final rule to expand cattle and beef trade from minimal risk...
Friday, October 12, 2007
R-Calf Rallies Against Canadian Cattle
WASHINGTON, D.C. – R-CALF USA recently sent a formal letter to each Member of Congress to ask that they co-sponsor and support Resolutions of Disapproval against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) plan to allow Canadian cattle over-30-months...
Monday, October 08, 2007
Senators Propose Resolution of Disapproval To Minimal Risk Rule For Cattle and Beef
US - Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) introduced a Resolution of Disapproval in the United States Senate that, if passed, would express the U.S. Senate’s dissatisfaction with the USDA’s decision to expand the list of allowable beef and cattle imports from...
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Money Coming To Great Falls Mad Cow Disease Centre
US - The McLaughlin Research Institute has secured some additional funding to be used in researching degenerative brain diseases....
Thursday, August 09, 2007
South Korea's Suspension of US Beef Imports Concerns MCA
US - South Korea’s recent suspension of U.S. beef imports is disturbing news for cattle producers. The concern is not the lost market, but how the Cargill plant could miss such a large piece of BSE specific risk material (SRM) in a box of boneless...
Friday, July 27, 2007
Report Suggests Canada May Be Noncompliant With Minimal Risk Rule
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a formal letter sent today, R-CALF USA has asked Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns to determine if Canada is in violation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Minimal Risk Region Rule (Final Rule) and explain to...
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Publishes Final Rule Prohibiting Processing of "Downer" Cattle
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced a permanent prohibition on the slaughter of cattle that are unable to stand or walk ("downer" cattle) when presented for pre-slaughter inspection....
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Top-flight BSE Surveillance Keeps Borders Open for Trade
ALBERTA - The Food Safety Division’s (FSD) animal surveillance system for detecting bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Alberta cattle is helping to keep the borders open for trade with other countries, says Dr. Gerald Ollis, Alberta’s chief...
Friday, June 08, 2007
Prometric Announces Positive Development For Mad Cow Disease Detection
MONTREAL – BSafE Innovations Inc. (BSafE), a joint venture company owned by ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX - PLI) and Top Meadow Farms, dedicated to veterinary applications of prion research, is delighted to announce preliminary findings from its...
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
United States Downgraded To Controlled Risk Country for BSE
WASHINGTON - The American Meat Institute (AMI) said today that it is gratified by the World Organization for Animal Health's (OIE) adoption of a recommendation to classify the U.S. as a controlled risk country for BSE and hopes that this classification will...
Monday, May 14, 2007
Identifying Variation In U.S. 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? ...
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Canadian mad cow case causes concern
US - The latest Canadian mad cow case is raising serious concerns in the United States about Washington's plans to expand its beef trade with Canada, while trying to restore normal trade with the Australian dominated Japanese and Korean markets. ...
Friday, May 04, 2007
Vaccine May Protect Against CJD
NEW YORK - Scientists say they have a vaccine that stops mice getting a brain disease similar to BSE in cattle and which may ultimately protect humans against vCJD. ...
Canada’s 11th Native BSE Case Shows USDA Ignoring Real Risks
US - R-CALF USA claims the U.S. Department of Agriculture has failed its responsibility to adequately protect the U.S. cattle herd, the U.S. beef supply, U.S. export markets and U.S. consumers from Canada’s widespread problem with bovine spongiform...
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
US Promotes Importance Of International Beef-Safety Ruling
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is making a hard sell to beef-importing countries: Listen to an organization most know only by its French acronym - the OIE - and accept that mad-cow worries should be a thing of the past when buying U.S. beef....
Friday, April 27, 2007
BSE In Rodents - Boost For Research
US — For the first time, a new study demonstrates that certain rodents can be directly infected with CWD and therefore serve as animal models for further study of the disease....
Thursday, April 26, 2007
WSU's BSE Surveillance Program To Continue
US - The bovine spongiform encephalopathy surveillance program at Washington State University isn't ceasing operation after all. It will continue for at least another six months and perhaps many more. ...
Friday, April 13, 2007
U.S. Packers Mull Attempts To Re-Enter South Korean Beef Market
US - U.S. companies are seriously considering trying again to sell beef to South Korea - a country that has rejected every shipment since September 2006 - now that it has relaxed a particularly stringent regulation that scared off U.S. exporters for months,...
Thursday, April 12, 2007
GeneThera Developing Marketing Plan for Mad Cow Testing
US - GeneThera, Inc. announced today it is developing a comprehensive marketing program for its Mad Cow testing kit for use within the United States. ...
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Birth Cohort Of Canadian Mad Cow Exported To U.S.
US - A heifer born from an animal in the same herd as a Canadian bull diagnosed in February with mad cow disease was exported to the United States in 2002, but a U.S. official said on Tuesday there is no evidence the animal had the brain-wasting disease. ...
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