December 20, 2021

Canada notifies OIE of BSE case in Alberta


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) notified the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on December 17 of a case of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in an eight and a half-year old beef cow on a farm in Alberta, Canada.

The detection and reporting of an atypical BSE case will not affect the OIE negligible risk status of Canada and market access for Canadian animals and beef products should be unaffected.

Canada will work with the cattle and beef industries to maintain the confidence of international trading partners to maintain market access for Canadian animals and products, CFIA said.