Administration appeals decision on minimal risk cattle case.
Administration appeals decision on minimal risk cattle case: The
Department of Justice last week appealed an earlier decision by a U.S.
District Court in Montana that prevents USDA from dropping itsban on
imports of Canadian cattle under 31 months of age. In a statement, USDA
said: "We remain confident that the requirements of the
minimal-risk rule, in combination with the animal and publichealth
measures already in place in the United States and Canada, provide the
utmost protection to both U.S. consumers and livestock. We also remain
fully confident in the underlying risk assessment, developed in
accordance with the OIE guidelines, which determined Canada to be a