Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

The infected cow does not pose a public health risk, USDA said

US BSE fears played down by industry

By Aidan Fortune

The US beef industry has moved quickly to allay fears over an incident of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Alabama.

US beef will be heading to China again after a 14-year hiatus

US and China agree on beef that can go east

By Oscar Rousseau

US beef sales to China could soon be reinstated now the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finalised trade rules covering traceability and types of meat eligible for export.

The Trump administration has been praised for the speed of the beef deal

US inks ‘historic’ beef deal with China

By Oscar Rousseau

America and China have inked landmark deal to promote shipments of US beef that may also cool fears of a trade war between the world’s two largest economies.

Canada shipped close to 20,000 tonnes of beef to Mexico last year

Mexico lifts ban on Canadian beef

By Oscar Rousseau

Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto has lifted the last import restrictions on Canadian beef following a meeting with Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau.

Peru is a growing market for US beef and the USDA expect imports to rise

Peru approves US beef imports

By Oscar Rousseau

The US trade mission to South America has kicked off positively after politicians successfully negotiated the removal of Peruvian trade barriers on US beef.

South Korea will import beef and veal from Canada, after an 11-month hiatus

Canadian beef exports resume in South Korea

By Oscar Rousseau

South Korea has lifted its ban on Canadian beef after fears of a bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) case, which led to a temporary embargo on cattle produce, subsided.

Cattle prices in Brazil have experienced a drop in price

Drop in price for Brazilian beef

By Chloe Ryan

Brazilian beef prices have fallen 28% since April due to a decline in domestic demand, according to a new Mintec report.

Eight Brazilian beef providers have received clearance to export to China

Brazil beef industry eyes huge potential in China

By Michelle Perrett

Brazilian beef has a large potential market in China following the lifting of an embargo, Brazilian agriculture minister Katia Abreu has said in newspaper China Daily.

US producers will be able to export slaughter cattle to Mexico for the first time in more than a decade

Mexico and Peru remove barriers to trade for US

By Georgi Gyton

US beef and pork producers have gained greater access to the markets in Mexico and Peru, after new agreements were reached, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The decision was highly controversial in Taiwan

Taiwan loosens import controls on US and Canadian beef by-products

By Jens Kastner, in Taipei

Taiwan is easing its 11-year-old import ban on offal and by-products sourced from US- and Canada-reared cattle over bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) concerns, by planning to classify six types of beef by-products as "non-internal organs",...

It is the first confirmed case in the country since 2011

BSE case confirmed in Alberta, Canada

By Georgi Gyton

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been discovered in a beef cow, in Alberta.

Beef from cattle over 30 months old will now be eligible for export

Hong Kong expands market access for US beef

By Georgi Gyton

The United States has agreed a deal with Hong Kong, which will see an expanded range of US beef and beef products eligible for export to the region.

Brazil moves to reassure over BSE

Brazil moves to reassure over BSE

By Carina Perkins

Brazilian agriculture officials have offered reassurances over the safety of Brazilian beef, following confirmation of the country’s first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

Indonesia suspends US beef imports over BSE

Indonesia suspends US beef imports over BSE

By Melodie Michel

The Indonesian agriculture ministry has announced the suspension of US beef imports from today, after a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was discovered in a Californian dairy cow.

BSE detected in US dairy cow

BSE detected in US dairy cow

By Melodie Michel

An atypical case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been detected in a dairy cow in California, but the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) said it presented no food safety risk, as the animal was not presented for slaughter for human consumption.

Mexico doubles beef exports

Mexico doubles beef exports

By Melodie Michel

Mexican beef exports almost doubled in 2011, going from 56,278t to 95,759t, the Mexican association of beef producers (AMEG) has announced.


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