Small amount of residual feed implicated in Alberta BSE case: CFIA

CFIA completes detailed investigation into country's 19th BSE case from last February; points to possible contaminated residual feed.

According to Canadian media outlets, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says a small amount of residual contaminated feed was the most plausible cause of a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) discovered last February on a farm near Edmonton, Alb.

In a detailed Nov. 30 report, CFIA said no significant events could be linked to this BSE case — the 19th in Canada — which prompted a few countries to place temporary restrictions on Canadian beef imports.

"No significant events could be linked with this case but the potential for the carry-over of a small amount of residual contaminated feed could not be discounted," the CFIA report says.

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