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Canadian BSE cows in food chain?

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Had not heard of this before now. This could have been eliminated with a simple test. Wonder if this meat was shipped to the USA? Anyone?
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BSE could have entered human food chain, officials say
Last Updated Fri, 07 Jan 2005 16:17:10 EST
CBC News
OTTAWA - Federal officials say cattle infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy – known as mad cow disease – may have been eaten by humans, but stressed the chance of contracting a potentially fatal illness is extremely low.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Friday that it's tracking 141 cattle from the Alberta farm that raised Canada's second confirmed case of BSE.
Some of these cows may have been made into animal or human food, said an agency spokesman, Dr. Gary Little.
 

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Mike said:
Had not heard of this before now. This could have been eliminated with a simple test. Wonder if this meat was shipped to the USA? Anyone?
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BSE could have entered human food chain, officials say
Last Updated Fri, 07 Jan 2005 16:17:10 EST
CBC News
OTTAWA - Federal officials say cattle infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy – known as mad cow disease – may have been eaten by humans, but stressed the chance of contracting a potentially fatal illness is extremely low.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Friday that it's tracking 141 cattle from the Alberta farm that raised Canada's second confirmed case of BSE.
Some of these cows may have been made into animal or human food, said an agency spokesman, Dr. Gary Little.


Try checking the date on that story. It turns out the CFIA can confirm what happened to these cows, unlike the american cow.
Here's another from a few days later:


Canadian Food Inspection Agency
BSE in North America

BSE Disease Investigations in Alberta (2005)
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Two cases of BSE in Alberta were confirmed in January 2005. Neither animal entered the food or feed systems. In total, Canada’s BSE surveillance program has now confirmed 3 cases of BSE in Canadian cattle. The first case (Case 1) was confirmed on May 20, 2003

Case 2 was confirmed on January 2. The investigation is complete. All test results on animals from the birth cohort of the positive cow were negative for BSE.

Case 3 was confirmed on January 11. The investigation is complete.
 

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