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Canada confirms case of BSE in Alberta

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on Friday, Feb. 18, confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a 77-month-old Alberta dairy cow. No part of the animal’s carcass entered the human or animal food chain, CFIA said.

The cow’s farm of origin has been identified and an investigation is underway. The case was detected through the national BSE surveillance program. Canada remains a “controlled BSE risk” country, as recognized by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and this case should not affect exports of Canadian cattle or beef, CFIA said.

Canada’s last confirmed BSE case was last year.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on Friday, Feb. 18, confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a 77-month-old Alberta dairy cow. No part of the animal’s carcass entered the human or animal food chain, CFIA said.

The cow’s farm of origin has been identified and an investigation is underway. The case was detected through the national BSE surveillance program. Canada remains a “controlled BSE risk” country, as recognized by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and this case should not affect exports of Canadian cattle or beef, CFIA said.

Canada’s last confirmed BSE case was last year.

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