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UK beef imports banned in the Philippines

Hygiene & Biosecurity

Due to a case of classical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), a suspension of live cattle and beef imports was ordered by the Filipino Department of Agriculture.

Posted on Oct 07 ,11:04

UK beef imports banned in the Philippines

The Filipino Department of Agriculture placed a ban on live cattle and beef imports from Great Britain due to a case of classical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) also known as the mad cow disease. Shipments before communication of the decision to British authorities are allowed provided the slaughter and production date is on or before August 31, 2021.
The BSE case was discovered on a dairy farm in Somerset, England and was reported on September 17. The cow was close to calving and the farmer had noticed abnormal behavior, according to an OIE notice. The animal was not sent for slaughter and did not enter the food chain so there is no threat to food safety or human health, according to British officials. All cohorts and offspring of the BSE case have been identified and placed under movement restrictions. They will be culled and screened for BSE.
Classical BSE occurs in cattle after ingesting prion contaminated feed, according to OIE.

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