The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is calling for the immediate suspension of fresh beef imports from Brazil. These imports increased dramatically over the past two years. NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane said Brazil is slow to report atypical BSE cases. “The rest of the world, when they get those cases, reports within 24 hours. Brazil has a ten-plus year history of reporting months or years late.” Lane says the NCBA views that as a concern and wants Brazil to follow the same food safety standards as other countries.
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