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From: TSS ()
Subject: Re: BSE CASE CONFIRMED IN BRITISH COLUMBIA OTTAWA Monday, June 23, 2008
Date: June 27, 2008 at 11:24 am PST

In Reply to: BSE CASE CONFIRMED IN BRITISH COLUMBIA OTTAWA Monday, June 23, 2008 posted by TSS on June 23, 2008 at 1:09 pm:

INVESTIGATION CONFIRMS AGE OF BSE CASEOTTAWA, June 27, 2008 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that the case of BSE announced on June 23, 2008, was a five-year-old Holstein cow from British Columbia. As previously noted, no part of the animalís carcass entered the human food supply and no risk materials entered the animal feed system.

The animalís age is consistent with previous Canadian cases, which range from 50 months to 192 months of age. It also indicates that this animal was exposed to a very low amount of infective material, probably during its first year of life. As the level of BSE continues to decline, the periodic detection of a small number of cases is fully expected and in line with the experiences of other countries.

The CFIA continues to investigate and gather additional information about the animalís background, including tracing the animalís herdmates at birth, as defined by international BSE response guidelines. The CFIA will also undertake a comprehensive feed investigation to examine how this animal became infected.

Canada is a Controlled Risk country for BSE, as recognized by the World Organization for Animal Health, and the detection of this animal does not affect Canadaís status. This status demonstrates the effectiveness of our surveillance, health protection and eradication efforts, and is not based on the number of BSE cases detected.

Canadaís rigorous BSE safeguards provide the highest levels of human and animal health protection as the disease is gradually eliminated from the national cattle herd.

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For information:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Media relations: 613-228-6682

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/heasan/disemala/bseesb/bccb2008/13notavibe.shtml

Monday, June 23, 2008

BSE CASE CONFIRMED IN BRITISH COLUMBIA OTTAWA Monday, June 23, 2008 2:20 PM

http://docket-aphis-2006-0041.blogspot.com/2008/06/bse-case-confirmed-in-british-columbia.html

http://organicconsumers.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=1625

TSS



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