Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

The new BJP-led government has so far indicated no change in policy on exports

India’s boneless buffalo meat exports flourish

By Poorna Rodrigo

India’s boneless buffalo meat exports continue to soar, while the new BJP-led government, whose Hindu nationalist leaders have signalled opposition to India’s beef industry in the past, have yet to indicate plans to restrict the sub-sector.

US drops ban on EU beef

Rule on EU beef exports to US now in force

By Georgi Gyton

EU beef can now be exported to the US, after the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) rule announcement last November came into force this month.

Brazil could soon resume beef exports to China

China considers lifting Brazilian beef ban

By Carina Perkins

China has confirmed that it will send inspectors to Brazil in December to discuss the re-opening of the Chinese market to Brazilian beef exports.

US brings legislation in line with international BSE standards

US BSE decision welcomed by EU

By Joseph James Whitworth

The European Commission has welcomed a move from the US to bring legislation in line with international standards for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

US expresses concern over trade barriers

US expresses concern over trade barriers

By Carina Perkins

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) trade barriers imposed by emerging economies such as China and Russia are posing a serious impediment to US livestock and meat exports, according to a report by the Office of the US Trade Representative.

Mechanically separated meat: EFRA publishes scientific opinion

EFSA gives opinion on MSM health risks

By Carina Perkins

Mechanically separated meat (MSM) from poultry and swine carries similar risks to non-mechanically separated meat unless produced using high-pressure production techniques, according to a scientific opinion published by the European Food Safety Authority...

BSE breaches reported by the FSA

FSA reveals BSE breaches but stresses low risk

By Joe Whitworth

A series of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) breaches has been announced by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA), who described the risk to human health as “very low”.

OIE upholds ‘negligible risk’ status for Brazil over BSE

OIE upholds ‘negligible risk’ status for Brazil over BSE

By Nicholas Robinson

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Scientific Commission for Animal Diseases has confirmed that it will not withdraw Brazil's “negligible risk” status for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

Russia lifts ban on British meat

Russia lifts ban on British meat

By Carina Perkins

Russia has lifted its 16-year ban on British beef and lamb, with exports expected to commence within months.

Russia adds to EU meat import restrictions

Russia adds to EU meat import restrictions

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia has imposed additional restrictions on meat imports from the EU, citing the “unstable” epizootic situation on the Continent.

BSE case could boost US beef exports to Russia

BSE case could boost US beef exports to Russia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The re-emergence of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in the US could lead to a short-term increase in US beef exports to Russia, Russian analysts have said.

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