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· Mad cow disease drives Asian nations to halt Canada beef imports
· Canadian beef producers believe ban after reported atypical BSE will be temporary
Mad cow disease drives Asian nations to halt Canada beef imports
By: Jen Skerritt and Sybilla Gross, Bloomberg
via American Journal of Transportation - Jan 11 2022
The discovery of a case of mad cow disease has prompted some Asian countries to suspend imports of Canadian beef, a move that could further disrupt the global meat trade already rocked by the Covid-19 pandemic.
China, South Korea and the Philippines have temporarily halted imports of beef from Canada, where an ‘atypical’ case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)—commonly known as mad cow disease—was found.
An atypical case is rare and happens spontaneously, as opposed to classical cases caused by contaminated feed. The cow was euthanized on the farm and did not enter the food or animal feed chain, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Tuesday.
“These types of suspensions with an atypical case should be lifted quickly,” said Dennis Laycraft, executive vice president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association...
Canadian beef producers believe ban after reported atypical BSE will be temporary
Dennis Laycraft, executive vice-president for the Canadian Cattlemen's Association, said the reporting system worked and protected the food system
Josh Aldrich, Calgary Herald (Canada)
Jan 11, 2022
Alberta beef producers are confident trade will soon resume with China, the Philippines and South Korea.
The three countries suspended the importation of Canadian beef in recent weeks after atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was reported in an Alberta cow in mid-December. South Korea was the first to suspend trade on Dec. 21, followed by China on Dec. 24 and the Philippines on Jan. 5.
Dennis Laycraft, executive vice-president for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, said the reporting system worked and protected the food system...