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News Release

APHIS Announces Concurrence with OIE Risk Designations for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing our concurrence with the World Organization for Animal Health’s (OIE) bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk designations for seven regions: Costa Rica, Germany, Lithuania, Mexico, Namibia, Romania, and Spain.  The OIE recognizes these regions as being of negligible risk for BSE. APHIS reviewed the OIE’s information and announced our intent to concur with their BSE risk designations in a previous notice.  View the determination here

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