Tester Introduces Bill to Suspend Brazilian Beef Imports Amid Safety Concerns
December 1, 2021
(U.S. Senate)—Following repeated issues with delayed reporting of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), or Mad Cow Disease, in Brazilian beef, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today introduced legislation to suspend Brazilian beef imports to the United States until experts can conduct a systematic review of the commodity’s safety.
“Montanans demand the highest level of safety and certainty in their beef, and Brazilian imports aren’t making the cut,” said Tester. “Folks expect their beef to have been rigorously tested against the strictest of standards, and concerns about Brazilian impo...