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Canada may ban ruminant protein from poultry and pig feed as a BSE-control measure

by 5m Editor
24 June 2004, at 12:00am

CANADA - Canadian food safety officials are said to be considering a total ban on ruminant protein – cattle and sheep – from all livestock feed. Some researchers believe that bovine spongiform encephalopathy is spread from animal to animal through abnormal proteins – prions – in the feed. The prions contaminate the feed when ruminant protein – meat and bone byproduct meal – is mixed in feed as a protein source.

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