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Montana Senator presents bill to suspend Brazilian beef sales to the United States

Tuesday, November 23rd 2021 - 08:15 UTC
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United States Senator for the cattle breeding state of Montana, Jon Tester has presented a bill to suspend beef imports from Brazil. The congressman alleges that the Brazilian authorities were slow to notify the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) about the two cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as “mad cow disease”, confirmed in September, and which led to an agreed ban con beef exports to China. Read full article


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  • FortHay

    'OIE . . . concluded . . . that the risk of contamination . . . was “insignificant” ' So this this WY senator, most likely bought and paid for by the state's cattle barons, wants to get legislative sanction to drive up profits for his clients. Lax standards and less than timely reporting may be a problem in the Brazilian system, but US feedlots and their indiscriminate use of antibiotics are an issue that needs attention before pointing the finger at competitive outsiders.

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