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Ban on British beef ends

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posted on May, 3 2006 @ 02:19 AM
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The ban on British beef has ended. However, to quote BBC,


"France and some other EU states have yet to amend their legislation to allow imports of British meat."


Damn French! They always oppose Great Britain!

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posted on May, 5 2006 @ 09:42 AM
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what do you expect thats the FRENCH FOR YA -



posted on May, 30 2006 @ 09:06 AM
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Have you both ever wondered why several member states had placed a ban on British beef? Because there was such a high level of infected BSE cows, and no, this wasn't also the case in France or other member states.



posted on May, 31 2006 @ 09:12 AM
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True, it also didn't help that we then had a tory government in such utter denial and who refused to act decisively on the matter until it became so obvious and so grotesquely enormous that it was beyond their exerting any kind of control by then at all.

The UK had cases into the tens of thousands.
It's true other countries did get it but only in a relative handful compared.....and when it did appear they had the sense to destroy the entire herd it appeared in (which was the point the British had baulked at and where 'our' problems grew out of).
The UK was then reduced to a government and press making idiotic sulky comments and inuendo that everyone else must be hiding their true numbers (not exactly a tactic designed to win over or persuade anyone).
The British press and then Gov's insistance that it was all about the EU was a weird one too considering the USA had banned British beef long before the EU did.

Trust was completely lost (at home too) and countries across the world banned Britain's beef, if only on a 'safety first' basis.

BTW is British beef still banned in the US, does anyone know?
(if not when was the ban lifted?)


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posted on May, 31 2006 @ 02:06 PM
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Since 1997 the US banned British beef from being imported, this boundary does still exist, and had been imposed in 1997. As far as I know the British also have a ban on US beef.

However, it's good news as it is beneficial for us, the consumers, and fair competition does make other major beef producing countries, such as France and the Netherlands work even harder to produce qualitative products.



posted on May, 31 2006 @ 05:40 PM
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This is more in line with what I recall from those days;
from the formal British Government's 'BSE Enquiry' -


By July 1988 Australia had suspended all imports of live cattle, semen and embryos and it was reported that 'it looked increasingly as though other countries would follow suit'. 16
In July 1989 Sir Richard Southwood was informed that New Zealand, Sweden and the USA had joined Israel and Australia in imposing a ban on all imports from the UK of live cattle. In addition, Japan, Morocco, Canada and South Africa had all introduced requirements that live cattle imported from the UK be from herds certified as free of BSE.

www.bseinquiry.gov.uk...



posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 07:27 AM
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Originally posted by sminkeypinkey
This is more in line with what I recall from those days;
from the formal British Government's 'BSE Enquiry' -


By July 1988 Australia had suspended all imports of live cattle, semen and embryos and it was reported that 'it looked increasingly as though other countries would follow suit'. 16
In July 1989 Sir Richard Southwood was informed that New Zealand, Sweden and the USA had joined Israel and Australia in imposing a ban on all imports from the UK of live cattle. In addition, Japan, Morocco, Canada and South Africa had all introduced requirements that live cattle imported from the UK be from herds certified as free of BSE.

www.bseinquiry.gov.uk...


You might be right, as I am not known with the details of the BSE crisis. However I foudn this article yesterday:




news.bbc.co.uk...

The US still has a ban on imports of British beef products, which was imposed in 1997.


It might have happened that the US imposed two bans; one in 1989 and one in 1997.



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