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This page provides a summary list of both recent and past news articles related to BSE in Cattle. To read just the BSE news from a specific country click on that country's flag.

Friday, February 06, 2009
Charting BSE in Spain and Portugal
EU - On January 8, 2009, the Madrid Regional Environment Ministry confirmed the first case of BSE in Spain for 2009. ...
Friday, September 19, 2008
Update on the EU BSE Situation in 2007
EU - BSE cases in cattle in most EU Member States (MS) almost halved again in 2007 and no new cases were registered in 14 of the 27 MS. Hence, the EC updated its work program for the TSE Roadmap in November of 2007. ...
Friday, July 25, 2008
EFSA Publishes Opinions on BSE Tests
EU - The Biological Hazards Panel (BIOHAZ) of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published two opinions on the monitoring of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle in the first 15 countries to join the European Union....
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Raising BSE Age Limit a Step Closer
EU - EU scientists have acknowledged that raising the age limit on cattle for BSE testing would have a negligible effect on public health, opening the door for a change in legislation....
Monday, November 12, 2007
Getting To Grips With The Risk Of Animal Proteins In Feed
EU - It is widely accepted that BSE was most likely spread in cattle because they were given feed that contained BSE-contaminated animal proteins. ...
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
The way to cattle import from EU is paved
EU - The minister of agriculture Eker pointed out the report of international epidemic disease office about BSE disease and gave a green light about cattle import from EU. ...
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
British beef shipments to France to start Wednesday
EU - The first shipment of British beef to France since the lifting of a ban imposed at the height of the 1990s mad cow crisis will be sold on the Rungis food market on Wednesday, an official said on Tuesday. Source: Reuters...
Friday, April 28, 2006
UK beef prices set to rise
EU - As the EU’s ban on UK beef exports comes to an end, continental demand for Britain’s cheaper meat is expected to raise prices by up to a quarter. Source: Food and Drink...
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
UK beef export ban lifted by EU
UK - A worldwide ban on British beef exports has been lifted by the EU - 10 years after it was introduced to prevent the spread of mad cow disease. The trade was worth £675m a year to British farmers, but live exports had also sparked animal rights...
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
EU to Allow Sale of T-Bone Steaks as BSE Threat Eases
EU - The European Union may allow the sale of T-bone steaks from adult cattle for the first time in four years after judging the risk from mad-cow disease has declined. The EU outlawed the meat cuts, containing a segment of vertebral column,...
EU to Allow Sale of T-Bone Steaks as BSE Threat Eases
EU - The European Union may allow the sale of T-bone steaks from adult cattle for the first time in four years after judging the risk from mad-cow disease has declined. The EU outlawed the meat cuts, containing a segment of vertebral column, in 2001...
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
EU outlines plans to relax BSE restrictions
EU - The European Commission's plan to relax the bloc's rules on mad cow disease provides hope to food companies that they will have wider access to beef suppliers, including those in the UK. The big prize would be the re-opening up of the UK market....
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
EC to help fund cattle scheme
EU - The European Commission has announced that it will part-fund a voluntary compensation scheme for British farmers once the Over-30 Months rule is replaced with a new testing regime for cattle. The arrangements will apply only to animals born before...
EC to help fund cattle scheme
EU - The European Commission has announced that it will part-fund a voluntary compensation scheme for British farmers once the Over-30 Months rule is replaced with a new testing regime for cattle. The arrangements will apply only to animals born before...
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
BSE/TSE Situation in the EU-25 - update
EU - This report focuses on recent BSE/TSE events and legislation in the EU. A first case of BSE was recently confirmed in a French goat, which was slaughtered in 2002. As a result the European Commission has adopted new legislation with relation to...
Tuesday, February 01, 2005
Europe food agency confirms first case of BSE in goat
EU - Europe’s food watchdog confirms the first case of mad cow disease has been identified in a goat in France. This is the first case of the disease identified in animals other than cattle. This is the first case of the disease identified in...
Monday, December 20, 2004
Scientist urges no let-up in fight against BSE
EU - Ten years on from the BSE crisis, research has revealed the causes of the disease and made it possible to bring the epidemic under control. But in an interview with swissinfo, Professor Adriano Aguzzi, a leading expert on degenerative brain diseases,...
Friday, September 24, 2004
EFSA works on rapid BSE detection test
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has designed a field trial for a proposed rapid BSE detection test for live animals, that could - if approved - significantly reduce the amount of culling (and associated supply and price problems) following...
Tuesday, September 21, 2004
All restrictions on Portuguese exports lifted
EU - The EU Member States today accepted a proposal from Commissioner Byrne to lift the embargo on Portugal and remove all restrictions on the export of cows, beef and related animal products. Source: Europa...
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Food authority raises US risk assessment on BSE
EU - Scientists at Europe’s food watchdog have upped their assessment of the risk of finding mad cow disease in the United States, Canada and Norway following an extensive study of data collected between 1980-2003. Source: FoodProductionDaily...
Friday, June 04, 2004
Prion research network launched in sustained fight against BSE
EU - The Commission has launched a European research network for prion diseases. These diseases include BSE, vCJD (variant Creutzfeldt Jakob disease, the human form of BSE), scrapie in sheep and chronic wasting disorder in deer and elk. All caused by...
Thursday, March 25, 2004
BSE Cases In Europe Fall By 38%
EU - Overall, the number of BSE cases in current EU Member States has fallen by about 38 per cent in 2003 compared to 2002, according to the European Commission. Five of the current Member States - Greece, Luxembourg, Austria, Finland and Sweden - have...

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