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Export of Irish beef to China temporarily suspended

Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 28, 2020
The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that the export of Irish beef to China has been suspended temporarily as a result of a case of Atypical BSE.
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The decision was made after a 14-year-old-cow tested positive.

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The cow was tested as part of the department's surveillance of "fallen" animals. It had died on a farm and was tested at a knackery.

The detection of an Atypical BSE case is not a factor in changing Ireland's BSE risk status and will not affect the country's current "controlled risk" status.

The department confirmed this afternoon that in line with a protocol agreed with Chinese authorities, the export of beef has been "voluntarily suspended".