Tester disappointed by confirmed BSE case in Canada
Citing public safety, Senator wants to reinstate Canadian cattle restrictions
“Many of us didn’t need this reminder that opening our border to Canadian cattle over 30 months old endangers our food supply,” Tester said.
Before the USDA lifted its ban last month, only cattle under 30 months of age were allowed to be imported from Canada because younger animals are considered to be less of a risk of carrying BSE.
Earlier this year Tester cosponsored a bipartisan resolution to stop the USDA from allowing older cattle into the
“All we’re trying to do is to make sure that animals coming across our border are safe and won’t jeopardize