Minister Bibeau welcomes recognition that Canada is negligible risk for BSE

Canadian Food Inspection Agency | Press release

May 27, 2021 (OTTAWA, ON) – Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced that Canada has been officially recognized by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) World Assembly of Delegates as a country with negligible risk for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). By obtaining this recognition, Canada has achieved the most preferred status under the OIE’s three tiered categorization system for evaluating BSE risk.