Bloomberg News

Peru Will Allow Canadian Beef Imports, Agriculture Agency Says

June 12, 2012

Canadian beef producers can resume shipments to Peru effective immediately ending a ban imposed because of an outbreak of mad cow disease, the Canadian Agriculture Ministry said.

Exporters can ship Canadian bone-in beef under 30 months of age, boneless beef of all ages, and offal, Agriculture and Agri- Food Canada said today in an e-mailed statement. This is the first time since 2003 that the country’s beef can be shipped to Peru after it was closed because of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, a brain-wasting disease. Canada Beef Inc. estimates that this market could be worth up to C$2 million ($1.94 million) annually for the country’s producers.

To contact the reporter on this story: Elizabeth Campbell in Chicago at ecampbell14@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Steve Stroth at sstroth@bloomberg.net


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