The United States government has told GlobalMeatNews that there should be no reason why countries should ban its beef imports following the discovery of its first bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) case in six years, in California.
Ken Conrad, a farmer who has been farming organically since 1982,
believes that misinformation about the true nature of Mad Cow
Disease continues to cost the global meat industry millions.
Anthony Fletcher reports.
Japan may be about to review its policy of testing all slaughtered
cattle for mad cow disease, a practice Tokyo has asked Washington
to adopt as a condition for resuming US beef imports. This is
encouraging news for US meat processors,...
Lawmakers in the US have proposed a mandatory livestock
identification system to combat outbreaks of food borne disease
such as mad cow or foot and mouth disease. The system would work by
keeping track of herd movements and being...
A US delegation, which is in Japan this week to convince the
country to open the gates to US beef imports, may have its plans
scuppered as the Japanese farm ministry says it is very wary of
more BSE cases in the US.
As the first case of mad cow disease sends US cattle prices
plunging on the markets and dozens of nations ban US beef imports,
new research shows that problems are starting at home in the
American kitchen as consumers begin to get...
US agriculture secretary Ann Veneman has announced a series of
e-Government initiatives in response to public fears over beef. In
a recent Wall Street Journal Online/Harris Interactive Health-Care
Poll, over one in five American adults...
Just when the Japanese food industry appeared to be settling down
after a period dogged with food scares and consumer fears, the
industry was stung on Friday by another quality-control scandal
when the government accused a company...
Israel has confirmed on Tuesday its first case of mad cow disease,
found in a cow in a kibbutz in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights,
but officials said they were confident no infected meat had reached
Lax security and dilapidated federal laboratories that test animals
for deadly diseases like anthrax and mad cow disease are putting
the livestock industry at risk, US scientists and government
officials said this week
The latest "mad cow disease" scare in Germany got a boost over the
weekend after reports that the McDonald's fast food restaurant
chain in Germany had pulled beef from circulation, Reuters Health
Food firms outperformed the Thai stock market in 2001 as their
cheap, essential products rode out the global economic slowdown and
analysts said good dividends and growth in key markets made them
attractive again this year, according...
Lawmakers from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in Japan
are considering setting up a new food safety agency in the
government by combining the divisions of the farm and health
ministries currently dealing with mad cow disease,...
Japan's Agriculture Ministry on Friday began checking all frozen
beef stored under a government buy-back programme for false labels,
following revelations Snow Brand Food Co Ltd had improperly
labelled its meat products, Reuters...
Britain said on Wednesday it would extend a programme aimed at
eradicating scrapie from sheep amid fears that the illness could
mask mad cow disease in the national flock. Scientists are
investigating whether mad cow disease, or BSE,...
France will make sure that it protects consumers as it decides how
to respond to a ruling by the EU's top court that it is breaking EU
law by banning British beef, farm minister Jean Glavany said on
Slovakia's fifth case of mad cow disease surfaced on Friday, three
months after the country became the second central European state
to discover the brain-wasting affliction, a state veterinarian
Estonia said on Friday it imposed a five-year ban on imports of
live cattle and beef from neighbouring Finland after tests on a
slaughtered Finnish cow suspected of having mad cow disease proved
Japan's Health Ministry said on Tuesday that it planned to inspect
all cattle due to be processed into food, tightening up its checks
for mad cow disease which currently only cover cows aged 30 months
The Japanese government is to temporarily place a total ban on the
distribution of imported and domestically produced meat and bone
meal (MBM), an animal feed suspected of causing mad cow disease,
government sources said yesterday.