2003
CANADA NEWS

U.S. bans Canadian beef imports

from CBC.ca archives | Tue, 20 May 2003

EDMONTON - A case of mad cow disease in Alberta has prompted the U.S. Agriculture Department to impose a temporary ban on Canadian beef exports to the United States.

News of the ban came as Agriculture Minister Lyle Vanclief was holding a news conference in Alberta to announce the discovery of a case of home-grown mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), in Alberta.

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Agriculture Minister Lyle Vanclief

Agriculture Minister Lyle Vanclief