By: Chang Ming-hsuan and Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, July 19 (CNA) Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Wednesday
that it will not ban beef imports from the United States, where a fifth case of mad cow disease was confirmed the previous day.
The infected cow was 11 years old and posed no immediate threat to human health since Taiwan’s beef imports from the U.S. are limited to boneless and bone-in beef and specified meat products from cattle under 30 months, said FDA section chief Wu Tsung-hsi (吳宗熹).
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the cow in Alabama tested positive for the atypical type of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease. [FULL STORY]