KUALA LUMPUR: The Veterinary Service will continue to monitor imports of beef consignments from Brazil after cases of mad cow disease were detected in the country, said Agriculture and Food Security Minister Datuk Seri Mohamad Sabu.
“Not all locations have been affected by the outbreak, but the Veterinary Office will continue to monitor the import process.
“That’s because Malaysia is among the countries that actively assess imported materials entering the country,” he told reporters here today.
He commented on a recent media report in which he quoted the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture as saying that a confirmed case of mad cow disease in Brazil discovered last month was atypical or not representative of the norm.
As a result, the international media reported last Saturday that Thailand, Iran and Jordan have temporarily suspended imports of beef from Brazil.
Earlier, Mohamad witnessed the signing of a lease between the Federal Land Commissioner (PTP) and seven statutory bodies of the ministry at the Farmers’ Organization Board (LPP) here.
Also present was Minister of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad. -Bernama
https://www.thesundaily.my/local/veterinary-dept-to-monitor-entry-of-beef-consignments-from-brazil-JE10721080 Veterinary department to monitor the arrival of beef consignments from Brazil