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AMI Welcomes New Comprehensive BSE Rule

Friday, November 1, 2013

Attribute Statement to AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle

“AMI welcomes USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) comprehensive U.S. BSE rule released today.  The rule is a significant step forward to make U.S. beef import regulations more consistent with international animal health standards.  We have long said that having such a rule in place will show leadership on the global scale and believe it will enhance U.S. trade and give USTR and USDA a stronger position to press other nations to follow the OIE's guidelines and adopt science-based BSE policies. Using internationally recognized science-based standards as the basis for trade facilitates exports and imports of meat and poultry products -- for the benefit of consumers and producers.”



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