Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Canada - Still More Mad Cows?

From our frozen neighbors to the north comes a report that they've found their fifth mad cow.
The Canadian Food and Inspection Agency confirmed that a six-year-old dairy cow in Fraser Valley, British Columbia, had BSE (Mad Cow Disease). Canadian authorities are say this finding will probably not lead to a ban on imports of beef from the USA. The USA is Canada's largest export market for beef.

Mike Johanns, US Department of Agriculture, said "Information gathered through this investigation will help us to determine what, if any, impact this should have on our beef and live cattle trade with Canada. Based on the information currently available, I do not anticipate a change in the status of our trade."