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.
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