BSE

BSE case confirmed on farm in England

BSE case confirmed on farm in England

A single case of classical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed on a farm in Somerset, England, the UK’s Department...

September 18, 2021

Brazil halts beef exports to China after two ‘atypical’ BSE cases confirmed

Brazil halts beef exports to China after two ‘atypical’ BSE cases confirmed

Brazil has halted its beef exports to China following confirmation of two cases of ‘atypical’ bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) at...

September 5, 2021

EU decision on Processed Animal Protein makes absolutely no sense

EU decision on Processed Animal Protein makes absolutely no sense

The recent decision by the European Union (EU) to allow the inclusion of certain animal protein sources in livestock diets...

July 29, 2021

Ireland recognised as having negligible BSE risk status

Ireland recognised as having negligible BSE risk status

The decision by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to recognise Ireland as having a negligible risk for bovine...

May 27, 2021

Irish application for BSE negligible risk status clears first hurdle

Irish application for BSE negligible risk status clears first hurdle

The World Health Organisation (OIE) has revealed that its Scientific Commission for Animal Disease has concluded that Ireland now fulfils...

March 24, 2021

Taoiseach’s letter ‘positive’ but ‘not guaranteed’ to allow Irish beef regain access to China

Taoiseach’s letter ‘positive’ but ‘not guaranteed’ to allow Irish beef regain access to China

Additional reporting by Charles O’Donnell  While a letter written by Taoiseach Micheál Martin to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is a “positive”...

January 23, 2021

Department applies to downgrade Ireland’s BSE risk status to ‘negligible’

Department applies to downgrade Ireland’s BSE risk status to ‘negligible’

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has applied to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to have...

January 22, 2021

Declassified files: ‘Fish was on the plate, but beef (and BSE) were on the menu’

Declassified files: ‘Fish was on the plate, but beef (and BSE) were on the menu’

A meeting between British and Irish ministers at Maryfield, the base of the Anglo-Irish Secretariat, descended into jibes over how...

January 7, 2021

Chinese suspension: Beef stakeholders look to ‘earliest possible resumption’

Chinese suspension: Beef stakeholders look to ‘earliest possible resumption’

News that Irish beef exports to China have been suspended due to a case of atypical BSE earlier this month...

May 27, 2020

Department identifies case of atypical BSE in cow

Department identifies case of atypical BSE in cow

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has confirmed that it has identified a case of ‘Atypical BSE’ in...

May 14, 2020

‘BSE is over; there is no need for the 30-month rule now’ – Dr. Paddy Wall

‘BSE is over; there is no need for the 30-month rule now’ – Dr. Paddy Wall

There is no scientific basis for the 30-month age limit to remain as a requirement for the slaughtering of beef...

September 4, 2019

Brazilian hopes for lifting of temporary Chinese beef ban following BSE scare

Brazilian hopes for lifting of temporary Chinese beef ban following BSE scare

Brazilian authorities have expressed hopes that China will evaluate documentation sent on meat exports “in the next few days”, following...

June 5, 2019

Department considers outsourcing of BSE sampling

Department considers outsourcing of BSE sampling

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is currently examining its options for the continued delivery of Bovine Spongiform...

February 14, 2019

Polish veterinary authorities report case of BSE

Polish veterinary authorities report case of BSE

A case of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been discovered in Poland according to the country’s veterinary authorities. According to...

February 6, 2019

Japan lifts BSE ban on British beef after more than 20 years

Japan lifts BSE ban on British beef after more than 20 years

The Japanese government has announced that it will lift a ban on beef from the UK, which was put in...

January 9, 2019

More cattle to be destroyed on Scottish BSE farm as a precaution

More cattle to be destroyed on Scottish BSE farm as a precaution

A number of other cattle are set to be destroyed as a precautionary measure on the farm in Scotland where...

October 19, 2018

BSE discovered on Scottish farm

BSE discovered on Scottish farm

A case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed on a farm in Aberdeenshire, the Scottish government has announced....

October 18, 2018

Industry to be landed with £143,000 BSE testing bill under TSE changes

Industry to be landed with £143,000 BSE testing bill under TSE changes

Farmers in Northern Ireland could soon pay for BSE testing under new rules proposed by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and...

March 2, 2018