ARGENTINA – News of BSE in Brazil will not affect Argentina’s disease status, Argentina’s ministry of agriculture announced on Monday.
The ministry said that the recent bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) case should not concern anyone wishing to buy Argentinian beef and that Argentina remains free of BSE in animals and humans.
The recent Brazilian BSE case, found in a 12 year old cow reared in Mato Grosso state, has resulted in trade embargoes with Brazil from key buyers after confirmation was given by the UK reference laboratory, Weybridge.
The ministry noted a seven year period had passed since live Brazilian cattle had been imported into the country.
Furthermore, during this time there had been only leather, fat jellies and small quantities of slaughter waste bought from Brazil.
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