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2006-07-13 17:43:40

By Marcy Nicholson WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed on Thursday that an Alberta dairy cow had tested positive for mad cow disease, an announcement that raised enough concern in Washington for it to send an expert to join the investigation. "We need a thorough understanding of all the circumstances involved in this case to assure our consumers that Canada's regulatory system is effectively providing the utmost protections to consumers and...

2006-07-04 17:06:48

TORONTO (Reuters) - Final tests have confirmed mad cow disease in a mature cross-bred beef cow from the Prairie province of Manitoba and a "comprehensive investigation" into the case is being conducted, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Tuesday. The affected cow was born "well before" the 1997 introduction of Canada's ban on cattle feed containing protein from cattle and other ruminants, the CFIA said. A calf born to the affected cow in 2004 is also being traced. The...

2006-04-16 16:40:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Tests have confirmed that a six-year-old dairy cow in the Canadian province of British Columbia suffered from mad cow disease, the government said on Sunday. The pure-bred Holstein is Canada's fifth native-born case of the brain-wasting bovine spongiform encephalopathy disease, but the animal did not enter the human food chain, Canada's Food Inspection Agency said. "This finding does not affect the safety of Canadian beef," the agency said in a press...