The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) last month confirmed another case of BSE in a six-year-old beef cow in Alberta. The infected cow, detected via Canada's national BSE surveillance program, is the 15th case of BSE in Canada and the third case this year.

Canada remains a Controlled Risk country for BSE, as recognized by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). Accordingly, this case should not affect exports of Canadian cattle or beef.