Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry-what-Listeria-Ritz says figuring out how an Alberta cow was infected with BSE is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
Another cow born on the same farm in 2004 tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy in 2010.
He says the feed system is also being checked to see if there’s any kind of “smoking gun.”
Ritz says a number of countries that have temporarily suspended imports of Canadian beef are being kept in the loop, but he points out they only account for about five per cent of Canada’s worldwide market.
Because trade is more important than safety.
So Ger, how effective is that ban on mammalian protein in ruminant feed? Got any proof?