APHIS CONTINUES BAN ON IMPORTED POLISH MEAT PRODUCTS
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will continue a restriction on imported Polish meat products due to the detection of bovine spongiform encephalopathy or “mad cow” disease in native-born animals.
An interim ban remains in effect. APHIS said it would take comments from the industry regarding the ban through Aug. 30.
BSE is a neurological disease of cattle and is not known to exist in the United States. The deadly disease may be transmitted to humans.