Jan 31, 2005
— Investigation of Jan. 2 BSE case concluded. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said last week the results of an audit of the country's ban on feeding ruminant materials back to ruminants, implemented back in 1997, will be available around Feb. 21, or shortly thereafter. CFIA officials gave details on the audit, saying they have concluded their investigation into an Alberta dairy cow found infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) Jan. 2. Dr. Brian Evans, CFIA’s chief veterinarian, said the infection of the Jan. 2 animal in all probability came from feeding the animal feed contaminated with ruminant meat or bone meal.