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Russia bans cattle imports from Romania over mad cow disease outbreak

July 01, 2014, 21:44 UTC+3 MOSCOW
A ban on imports of live cattle and sheep from all European Union countries over bluetongue disease, or catarrhal fever of sheep, and Schmallenberg virus has been in force since 2012
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MOSCOW, July 01. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s federal veterinary and phytosanitary control authority, or Rosselkhoznadzor, has banned imports of bovine cattle, beef and by-products from Romania over an outbreak of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease.

According to a Rosselkhoznadzor release circulated on Tuesday, the ban is also applicable to processed animal proteins, animal feedstuff made of such proteins, meat-meal and bone tankage.

An outbreak of mad cow disease in Romania was registered by the International Epizootic Bureau.

Russia’s last BSE-related ban on imports of live cattle was in force for almost 30 years in respect of Great Britain. Rosselkhoznadzor lifted that ban in September 2013.

A ban on imports of live cattle and sheep from all European Union countries over bluetongue disease, or catarrhal fever of sheep, and Schmallenberg virus has been in force since 2012.

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