Got a beef with it?
Despite news of the ban on Canadian beef lifting, it hasn’t lifted high enough for the average consumer to bring a T-Bone steak across the ine.
“The resumption of ruminant imports from Canada on July 18, 2005 applies only to commercial importation of live Canadian cattle under 30 months of age,” according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) press release issued July 29.
CBP Public affairs officer Mike Milne said the press release was issued to prevent people from losing their groceries at the border, and prevent a greater workload for inspectors due to consumer’s misinterpreting the lifting of the highly publicized beef ban. “We sent this out as a travelers advisory to make sure there wasn’t confusion,” he said.