Philippines halts UK beef imports because of BSE risk


Food Safety News by Marler Clark

October 7, 2021


The Philippines has temporarily banned beef exports from the United Kingdom because of a case of classical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease.


The Department of Agriculture suspension covers the import of live cattle, meat and meat products from cattle.


The agency said classical BSE is a zoonotic disease which may pose a risk to consumers because of its link with the variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in humans.


Shipments before communication of the decision to British authorities are allowed provided the slaughter and production date is on or before Aug. 31, 2021...


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