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3/15/2012 11:42:00 AM
Update to BSE regs would put U.S. in OIE favor

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is proposing to modernize the country's Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) regulations.
Dr. John Clifford, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Deputy Administrator and Chief Veterinary Officer, spoke with reporters Friday regarding the topic.
"Today's proposed rule seeks to bring our regulations in line with the most current scientific knowledge about BSE and to harmonize our import regulations with the OIE guidelines," Clifford said. "In short we are proposing to make our beef and beef import decisions based on an exporting country's risk level for the disease including any mitigation or steps they have taken to reduce that risk."
The World Organization for Animal Health, or OIE, provides recommendations for safe trade based on a country's BSE risk classifications. OIE guidelines include three levels of risk in countries or regions: negligible, controlled and undetermined.
"The proposed rule would not change other measures that are currently in place in the United States to protect animal and human health," Clifford said. "Additionally these proposed changes will prove invaluable at the negotiating table as we work to reopen closed markets, open new markets, and expand existing markets for U.S. beef."
The proposed BSE comprehensive rule is open for a 60-day public comment period following its publication in the Federal Register. The rule is scheduled for publication within the next week. Currently the proposed rule is available on the APHIS web site.





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