United States soon may ease its ban on imported beef from Canada,
according to media reports.
ban was put in place May 20 after a single cow in Canada’s Alberta
province was found to have Mad Cow Disease, formally known as bovine
spongiform encephalopathy, an illness that exploded in Europe several
years ago and which led to several human deaths.
ban also has impacted the trucking industry. Trucks carrying the
beef were turned back at the U.S. border, which Today’s Trucking reported caused increased delays at border crossings already
backed up because of increased security.
to a report from The Cincinnati Enquirer, Canada’s agriculture
minister said Thursday his government was investigating whether
any additional animals had contracted the disease.
addition, several hundred cattle in the province were scheduled
to be slaughtered and tested as part of the efforts to contain the
illness, the Wisconsin Ag Connection reported June 2.