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Egypt Resumes U.S. Beef Imports, USDA Press Release

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I heard on a radio report yesterday where one of the requirements that Egypt wants is for USDA to certify Country of Origin- verify that it is US origin beef....

USDA can do it for Egypt, Japan and any other country that asks, But they can't give the US consumer COOL......
 
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OT: "USDA can do it for Egypt, Japan and any other country that asks, But they can't give the US consumer COOL......"

Egypt and Japan want "SOURCE VERIFICATION" and that is exactly what you "M"COOL proponents prohibited from "M"COOL.

SOURCE VERIFICATION IS NOT "M"COOL.


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~SH~ said:
OT: "USDA can do it for Egypt, Japan and any other country that asks, But they can't give the US consumer COOL......"

Egypt and Japan want "SOURCE VERIFICATION" and that is exactly what you "M"COOL proponents prohibited from "M"COOL.

SOURCE VERIFICATION IS NOT "M"COOL.


~SH~


Would this be the same source verification they gave the Japanese before- done by signed affidavit and segregation of imported beef and beef from imported cattle- which both are workable under the current MCOOL law.....

Be interesting to see what this source verification amounts to-- Probably be the same....
 

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It seems awfully coincidental that the Saudi's put a ban on Canadian beef, 21 months after the fact, at the same time opening up to US beef. Seems to me more of a trade issue than a health concern. :???:
 

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Eygpt opened their borders to US beef, but did Saudi Arabia?

I didn't read in this article that the beef from the US had to be verified as US grown or raised. Does anybody know if that's a stipulation of this agreement? And how much additional beef will this mean the US has to import, to meet domestic and export demand?
 
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OT: "Would this be the same source verification they gave the Japanese before- done by signed affidavit and segregation of imported beef and beef from imported cattle- which both are workable under the current MCOOL law..... "

"M"COOL requirements and Japan's requirements are not the same.

A signed affidavit will not satisfy "M"COOL requirements.


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March 24, 2005


Egypt Lifts Ban on U.S. Beef with Stipulation

that Beef be of U.S. Origin, not from BSE-Affected Countries


(Billings, Mont.) – Despite recent media reports, as well as statements from both the U.S. government and several meatpacker trade organizations that the United States must open its borders to countries affected by bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) so that other countries will lift bans on U.S. beef, an announcement this week by Egypt that it will resume imports of U.S. beef shows that is not the case.


Egypt has agreed to resume imports of U.S. beef and beef livers effective March 21, 2005. Egypt has banned U.S. beef and beef products since December 2003, when the imported Canadian cow tested positive for BSE in Washington state.


Egypt’s requirements for U.S. beef include that the beef and beef products must be derived from cattle less than 30 months old, as well as having all specified risk materials (SRMs) removed. These SRMs include: the brain, skull, eyes, trigeminal ganglia, spinal cord, tonsils, intestines, dorsal root ganglia, and the vertebral column.


One other significant requirement the U.S. must meet before exporting beef to Egypt is that the beef must be from cattle of U.S. origin, or from cattle imported from countries free of BSE.


Each box of U.S. beef sent to Egypt must be labeled with this statement: ‘Bovine meat, livers, kidney, and hearts were derived from animals of U.S. origin or imported from countries free of BSE and in accordance with the strict U.S. import requirements.’


"Egypt’s requirement of U.S. origin or origin from countries free of BSE reiterates that it is illogical to believe that countries will readily reopen their borders to U.S. beef because the United States’ government decides to lower its import standards for a country known to have BSE – specifically Canada," commented R-CALF USA President Leo McDonnell.


In 2003, Egypt imported $30 million worth of U.S. beef with more than one-half of those imports being beef livers.


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Quote: "Egypt’s requirement of U.S. origin or origin from countries free of BSE reiterates that it is illogical to believe that countries will readily reopen their borders to U.S. beef because the United States’ government decides to lower its import standards for a country known to have BSE – specifically Canada," commented R-CALF USA President Leo McDonnell."

Japanese trade officials have already contradicted this statement twice.

R-CALF admitted that they have not talked to any government officials on this issue.

R-CALF continues with their deceptive ways.


BTW, Egypt wants traceback, not an unenforceable country of origin label.


~SH~
 

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