Agriculture Council Measures Respond to BSE Situation
On December 4, the EU Agriculture Council adopted several BSE-related measures proposed by the European Commission. With the purpose of restoring consumer confidence and supporting the EU beef market after a drop in beef demand and cattle and beef prices, these measures include a temporary ban on feeding meat-and-bone meal to farmed animals; a ban on meat from cattle over 30 months old unless tested; and an increase in beef premia advances.
Links to additional information below on the current BSE crisis in the EU are also provided in the report above:
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For more information, contact the Dairy, Livestock and Poultry Division, Foreign Agricultural Service.