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From: TSS ()
Subject: Nine Saskatchewan farms quarantined over mad cow feed
Date: March 1, 2007 at 5:50 pm PST

Nine Saskatchewan farms quarantined after mistakenly getting prohibited feed

Canadian Press
Published: Thursday, March 01, 2007

SASKATOON (CP) - Nine Saskatchewan farms and as many as 8,000 cattle, deer and other ruminants have been quarantined.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency shut down the farms after ruminant meat and bone meal was accidentally shipped to those farms from a Saskatoon feed mill.

Those materials have been banned from feed since 1997 as part of rules to protect against the spread of mad cow disease.

Two of the affected farms are in the Swift Current area, the rest around Saskatoon.

Dr. George Luterbach of the CFIA says a risk assessment is being done on the affected animals.

© The Canadian Press 2007


http://www.canada.com/topics/news/agriculture/story.html?id=542580b4-36f7-4f30-9f8c-5c05e71877a8&k=97846

CFIA Shuts Nine Saskatchewan Farms Down
March 01, 2007

A huge mistake on the agriculture front has resulted in nine Saskatchewan farms and as many as eight thousand cattle, deer, and other ruminants, being quarantined.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has shut them down, after ruminant meat and bone meal was mistakenly shipped out to those farms by a Saskatoon feed mill.

Those materials have been banned from cattle and other ruminant feed since 1997, due to the threat of mad cow disease.

The affected farms include two in the Swift Current area, the rest are around Saskatoon.

Doctor George Luterbach speaks for the C-F-I-A, he says a risk assessment on the affected animals is now taking place.

Luterbach says the feed mill had ordered "feather meal" from the rendering plant that supplies it.

"Feather meal" is not prohibited from entering cattle and ruminant feed.

Brent Pushkarenko reporting.

http://www.newstalk980.com/index.php?p=ntnews&action=view_story&id=7673


TSS



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