Groups Pressure USDA To Restore Canadian Beef Ban

Law360, New York (April 1, 2010, 2:18 PM EDT) -- Citing a resurgence of mad cow disease among Canadian cattle, 76 consumer, agriculture and livestock groups are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to reinstate a blanket ban prohibiting Canadian cattle and meat products from cows over 30 months of age from entering the U.S.

The letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, dated Tuesday, says at least 11 Canadian cows have tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy, commonly known as mad cow disease, since the March 1, 1999, cutoff — after which the USDA...
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