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Date: 6/22/2017

Title: Cattlemen Respond to USDA Ban on Fresh Brazilian Beef

 NCBA Supports Action, "Proves Food Safety System Works"


WASHINGTON (June 22, 2017) - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Craig Uden today issued the following statement regarding the announcement by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is placing a ban on the import of fresh beef from Brazil:

“NCBA supports the action taken by Secretary Perdue to suspend fresh beef imports from Brazil. This action is the result of USDA’s strong, science-based testing protocol of imported beef and this proves that our food safety system works effectively. NCBA supports USDA’s commitment to science-based trade and its commitment to keeping our food supply as safe as possible.”

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