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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...
Shipment of U.S. Beef Arrives in Japan
JAPAN - Japan imported its first shipment of American beef since January on Monday, resuming a once-booming business that has been crippled for nearly three years over fears of mad cow disease. The 5.1 tons of American chilled beef arrived on a cargo...
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
New BSE test being studied
CANADA - An Edmonton-based company is hoping to have a new, inexpensive test for bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, on the market within two years. Ron Arnold, of BSE Prion Solutions, said the urine test will be able to detect BSE, or so-called...
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 to totally ban US beef if risk parts found: health minister
JAPAN - Japan would impose an all-out import ban on U.S. beef again if cow parts associated with high risks of mad cow disease infection are found in U.S. beef shipments, Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Jiro Kawasaki said Thursday. Kawasaki showed...
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
Seventh case of BSE confirmed by federal officials
ALBERTA - A four-year-old Alberta cow died of mad cow disease, government officials have confirmed. The Edmonton-area farm where the cow died remains under quarantine as officials investigate whether the cow had any calves. The case marks the seventh...
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...
Japan spots banned beef products in shipment
JAPAN - Japanese customs officials have spotted banned beef products as part of turkey and ham shipment from the United States, the Agriculture Ministry said today. A box containing U.S. roast beef was spotted Monday as part of a shipment of more than...
Improved outlook for welfare in veal production
UK - The resumption of live cattle exports to mainland Europe in early May was widely welcomed by the UK farming industry. However, concerns were expressed by many animal welfare organisations over the prospect of young calves again being shipped across...
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Alberta Dairy Cow Having Additional BSE Testing
CANADA - Last week Canada confirmed a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy. This week BSE is again popping up on the radar screen, with another potential case in Alberta. Preliminary screening testing of a 50-month old dairy cow could not rule out...
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Alberta cow might be Canada's seventh case of BSE
OTTAWA - An Alberta cow may have been stricken with Canada's seventh case of BSE, or mad cow disease. Source: Canada.com...
Monday, July 10, 2006
CFIA tightens BSE screening
CANADA - Two new initiatives have been implemented to improve the quality of the BSE surveillance program in Canada. Source: Lloydminster Meridian Booster...
Saturday, July 08, 2006
Algeria opens market to Canadian breeding cattle
REGINA - Canadian breeding cattle still shut out of most international markets could soon be exported to Algeria. Source: Canada.com...
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...
Canada cows complicate US, Seoul beef trade
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea has told the Bush administration it will not resume beef trade until U.S. slaughterhouses segregate Canadian beef products, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday. South Korea closed its borders to U.S. beef in...
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...
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
BSE Confirmed In Manitoba Cow
CANADA - Final test results have confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a mature cross-bred beef cow from Manitoba. Source: Cfia...
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Canada Likely Dealing With Sixth Mad Cow Case
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has detected potential mad cow disease in a Manitoba cow. The reassuring news for consumers is that no part of the animal entered the food chain. The animal, a mature crossbred beef cow was born before 1997...
Mad cow cluster now identified
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has completed its investigation into the discovery of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in a Fraser Valley cow, and said vehicles used to ship and receive a variety of ingredients likely contaminated cattle...
Animal-based fertilisers threaten BSE status: vet
AUSTRALIA - Tasmania's chief vet says Australia's status as being free of mad cow disease (BSE) could be threatened by the indiscriminate use of animal-based pasture fertilisers. A number of cattle deaths from botulism in Tasmania have been attributed...
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