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Egypt and Peru Banned Imports of Beef From Brazil

Egypt and Peru have imposed a ban on imports of beef from Brazil following the confirmation of a case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease in Mato Grosso state, a major beef producer and importer in the country.

According to a report by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the source of the infection is unknown, and investigations have indicated only one case of an atypical form.

The animal was grass-fed with added mineral salt and was slaughtered at an advanced age of approximately 12 years.

While Peru has placed ban on beef from across the Brazil for a temporary period of 180 days, Egypt has imposed specific ban on beef from Mato Grosso state for a period of 180 days.

The development comes nearly 1.5 years after the a atypical BSE was declared in Brazil's Parana state.

Brazil's beef exports to Egypt during the first four months of the year were 48,450 tons shipped weight (swt), and beef exports to Peru totaled 1562 tons swt in 2013

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Egypt, Peru Impose Ban on Brazilian Beef Over Mad Cow Outbreak