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From: TSS (216-119-156-132.ipset36.wt.net)
Subject: BSE CANADA AND NORTH AMERICA Latest Information (as of January 12, 2005 -15:00 EST)
Date: January 13, 2005 at 9:13 am PST

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Subject: BSE CANADA AND NORTH AMERICA Latest Information (as of January 12, 2005 -15:00 EST)
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 08:44:55 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@LISTSERV.KALIV.UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE


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Canadian Food Inspection Agency - BSE in North America - Latest Information Page 1 of 26


Canadian Food Inspection Agency
BSE in North America

Latest Information
Latest Information (as of January 12, 2005 -15:00 EST)

" Case 2 (Confirmed January 2, 2005)

o Nine animals from Case 2's birth cohort have been euthanized and tested negative

for BSE.

o Ongoing traceouts have confirmed that an additional three birth cohort animals
were exported to the United States. American authorities have been notified.

. Case 3 (Confirmed January 11, 2005)

o Based on current information, we have identified 22 cattle from Case 3's birth
cohort. Additional traceouts are underway

. CFIA officials are preparing to undertake a review of Canada's feed ban. This process will
examine the effectiveness of industry's compliance with the ban in limiting the spread of
BSE. The review will include participation from international animal health and feed
experts.

" An extensive international outreach campaign is underway to reinforce awareness and
understanding of the science-based measures Canada has in place to protect human and
animal health from BSE.

o Canadian officials have been dispatched to China and will be travelling to Hong
Kong, Japan and Taiwan over the coming week.

o Canada's Chief Veterinary Officer is currently in Washington for technical
discussions with USDA and FDA officials.

o Minister Mitchell will travel to Mexico next week and the United States soon after to
meet with his counterparts.

o Heads of Missions will be fully briefed this week so they can serve as effective
advocates of Canada's BSE safeguards.

Latest Information (as of January 11, 2005 -14:00 EST)

" The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) today announced that Canada's national
surveillance program has detected bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in an Alberta
beef cow just under seven years of age. As part of its surveillance program, the CFIA has
control of the carcass. No part of the animal has entered the human food or animal feed
systems.

" The CFIA is investigating what the animal may have been fed early in its life and the

source of the feed. The infected animal was born in March 1998, and the farm of origin has
been confirmed. Based on preliminary information, feed produced prior to the introduction
of the 1997 feed ban in Canada remains the most likely source of infection in this animal.

. This current investigation is independent of the BSE investigation on the case which was
confirmed on January 2, 2005.

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/heasan/disemala/bseesb/situatione.shtml 1/13/2005 TSS

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