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Friday, September 22, 2006
Reception In Japan To U.S. Beef Pleases USMEF Leaders
US - Although there is still a lot of work to do, leaders of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) say they are “extremely pleased by the reception” to the reintroduction of U.S. beef in Japan. In a telephone press conference from Osaka...
Thursday, September 21, 2006
S. Korea Keeps Option To Destroy US Beef Shipments
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea is maintaining its option to destroy or send back shipments of U.S. boneless beef and temporarily suspend exports from a U.S. production facility if a shipment is found to contain small bone fragments or other problems, a U.S....
Hong Kong Approves U.S. Beef Plants
HONG KONG - Hong Kong has lifted bans on beef imports from three U.S. processing plants, according to Meat and Livestock Australia. Australia is the largest beef exporter to Asia, a position previously held by the United States. Source: Wisconsin Ag...
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Profs work on test that checks for mad cow in living animals
CANADA - Two University of Guelph scientists expect their innovative sensor for brain-wasting infections will eliminate the need to cull entire herds of cattle suspected of having mad cow disease. The sensor performs tests on brain samples obtained...
SRM breaches reported over the past month
UK - The FSA, in conjunction with the Meat Hygiene Service and DARD in Northern Ireland, has been carrying out a survey of compliance at cutting plants with legislation relating to the removal and disposal of vertebral column SRM from 24-30 month old...
Mad-cow protein is degraded by soil
FRANCE - The rogue prion protein that causes mad-cow disease is degraded by prolonged exposure to the soil, according to French research that may close off a path of exploration as to why cattle still fall sick with this disorder. Scientists are eager...
Monday, September 18, 2006
Case of mad cow disease found in France
FRANCE - A cow in central France has tested positive for mad cow disease, the country's fifth detected case this year, local authorities said. The 12-year old dairy cow from the central-eastern Bourgogne region was put down in August after developing...
Fans celebrate return of Yoshinoya beef bowl after lifting of US beef ban
JAPAN - Japanese diners have celebrated the eagerly waited return of gyudon, a beef bowl dish by the Yoshinoya restaurant chain, after Japan lifted a ban on US beef imports. The fast-food chain took on a symbolic status during Japan's ban on US beef...
Friday, September 15, 2006
Show cattle remain BSE casualties
US - Carleton Place area Hereford producer Mack James remembers the good old days before BSE, before stringent border regulations, when a man could haul his best animals unimpeded into the U.S. for showing at the Great New York State Fair. That was...
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Canada pushing forward with traceability
CANADA - Canada’s government is offering US$1.5m in financial help to the country's struggling meat sector in a bid get traceability programs on track. The Canadian Integrated Traceability Program (CITP) is one of many government efforts to aid...
Canadian meat producers battling BSE's residual effects
CANADA - Canada's meat industry is still struggling to recover from a spat of disease scares and import bans that have crippled production. However, the lifting of trade restrictions and the implementation of feed standards has started to have positive...
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Bright future forecast for quality beef producers
UK - The trade for prime cattle is running slightly ahead of the levels seen before the 1996 BSE crisis, with Scottish producers receiving around 225p per kilo deadweight. But during the intervening years costs have considerably increased. However,...
US Feed Ban May Be Too Costly To Industry
US - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may have underestimated the cost to industry of the government's plan to improve the way mad-cow disease contamination is kept out of livestock feed, Steve Sundlof, director of the FDA Center for Veterinary...
Monday, September 11, 2006
High tech tags now cattle industry standard
CANADA - The latest tracking technology is now the cattle industry standard for B.C. producers. Radio Frequency Identification tags replaced bar code tags introduced in 2000 when legislation required all cows leaving the herd of origin to be tagged....
Friday, September 08, 2006
U.S. Beef Finally Cleared for Import
SOUTH KOREA - Korea has finally lifted a ban on U.S. beef imports after an inspection of 36 meat processing facilities in the U.S. in May and September found no problems, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry said Friday. Seoul and Washington earlier...
South Korea Resumes Importation of U.S. Boneless Beef
US - The Republic of Korea announced on September 7 that it will resume importing U.S. boneless beef, but only from cattle less than 30 months of age. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns, in a statement released the same day, said: “Trade...
Japan not to ease rule on U.S. beef imports: Farm Ministry official
JAPAN - Japanese Vice Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Yoshio Kobayashi said Thursday that Japan has no plans at present to ease its rule on U.S. beef imports. Kobayashi made the remark at a press conference after U.S. Agriculture Secretary...
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Canadian BSE Cow Might Have Missed Testing -R-CALF USA
CANADA - For more than a year, the beef from Canada's youngest victim of mad cow disease would have been eligible for export to the U.S., and even at 50 months of age, she might not have been tested for the disease if she hadn't died of an unrelated...
BSE-Induced Beef Trade Ban Still Haunts U.S. Market
US - The U.S. beef industry probably lost from $3.2 billion to $4.7 billion during 2004 after Japan and South Korea banned imports of the product following discovery of a BSE case in the U.S. South Korea has since lifted its ban and may begin importing...
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
AAFC: Canada's New Government Launches $1.7 Million Canadian Integrated Traceability Program
CANADA - The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, today announced the Canadian Integrated Traceability Program (CITP) worth $1.7 million. This new program will accelerate the development,...
Korea Will Lift Ban on US Beef Soon
KOREA - U.S. meat processing facilities have addressed South Korean concerns, raising the possibility that South Korea may lift its ban on American beef, a senior government official said Wednesday. Source: The Korean Times...
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Few concerns on latest BSE case
CANADA - Canada’s ninth, and latest case of BSE has occurred in a Charlais cross cow about eight to 10 years old. “She was bought as a five year old,” said Grant Lastiwka, a beef/forage specialist with the Alberta Agriculture Information...
Saturday, September 02, 2006
CFIA report conflicts with USDA position on BSE
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued last week the conclusive report on its epidemiological investigation of a 50-month old dairy cow diagnosed with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) on July 13, 2006, a report that revealed...
Friday, September 01, 2006
Canadian BSE Case May Indicate Testing Regimes Are Missing Infections
US - The 50-month-old dairy cow dairy cow found on a farm in Alberta evidently showed prion development months earlier than could have been expected, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency report on its investigation of the case. Source: CattleNetwork...
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Canada must scrutinize the feed industry
CANADA - Canada's largest market for beef, the United States, postponed plans to allow more imports of Canadian cattle over the age of 30 months in light of this country's latest case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) found in Alberta. It is...
Monday, August 28, 2006
Canada cow diagnosed with mad cow disease
CANADA - Canadian officials say a 50-month-old Alberta dairy cow contracted bovine spongiform encephalopathy -- or mad cow disease -- from contaminated feed. Source: Political Gateway...
No alarm bells ringing following new BSE
CANADA - Canada’s fifth case of BSE this year has been confirmed in an Alberta cow, officials said last Wednesday. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said preliminary information provided by the owner and an examination conducted by a private...
Friday, August 25, 2006
Alberta hotspot for mad cow disease, says R-CALF
ALBERTA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed the detection of the country's eighth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease in an Alberta beef cow. This is Canada's fifth mad cow case this year and overall eighth...
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