PET FOOD BAN DECISION DELAYED
There was confusion yesterday about whether a ban blocking American pet food at the Canadian border had been partially lifted.
A ban on some American beef products, including pet food, was imposed last month after a cow in Washington state tested positive for mad cow disease.
Early word yesterday was the ban had been lifted but a spokesman for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said last night the decision was delayed. Up to 80% of all pet food in Canada is imported from the U.S.
Dogs and cats can not become infected with mad cow disease but some humans eat pet food, chief veterinarian of Canada Brian Evans told The Sun last month. Pet food could contain tissue from a cow's central nervous system.
"Dogs and cats can not become infected with mad cow disease but some humans eat pet food"
ETA: I know I love my crunchy snacks, but still think I will stick with the cheezies and chips!!! lol