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Fifth mad cow found in Canada.

CANADA'S FOOD INSPECTION Agency (CFIA) in April confirmed another case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or mad cow disease) in British Columbia. It was the fifth case of mad cow detected in Canada since 2003 and the second this year.

The latest case surfaced in a six-year-old dairy cow in the Fraser Valley on the Pacific coast during a national surveillance program. This cow would have developed BSE after the implementation of Canada's feed ban, CFIA acknowledged. But, officials stressed, beef for human consumption remained safe because the cow did not enter the food supply and rules prevent all animal parts prone to BSE infection out of the food chain.

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Title Annotation:FOOD SAFETY
Publication:Food Processing
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:May 1, 2006
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