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APHIS Concurs With OIE BSE Risk Designation for 14 Regions

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

(North American Meat Institute)

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that it concurs with the World Organization for Animal Health's (OIE) bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk designations for 14 regions. APHIS recognized Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, India, South Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia and Switzerland as regions of negligible risk for BSE. APHIS approved the negligible risk classifications for these regions after reviewing information supporting OIE's risk designations.

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