Canada beefs up on Brazil ban, recalls products
from CBC.ca archives | Fri, 2 Feb 2001
OTTAWA - Canada is banning imports of beef from Brazil because of concerns about mad cow disease.
Health Minister Allan Rock says any Brazilian beef products already out on shelves will be recalled. That includes products such as canned corned beef and beef extracts.
"Acting on information received and on the advice of scientists...the minister of agriculture and the Canadian food inspection agency will announce the suspension of beef imports from Brazil," said Rock.
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, is known to attack the central nervous system of cattle, making them uncoordinated.