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Tag: Jon Tester

  • Tuesday, November 23rd 2021 - 08:15 UTC

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

    Senator Tester argues Brazil took much longer to inform OIE about the cases than other countries that faced a similar problem

    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.