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BSE Report
Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:07 AM CST

With a month gone since Brazil tardily announced a case of atypical mad cow disease, the world's No. 1 beef exporter seems to be successfully riding out the storm.

Fresh beef shipments actually rose in December, despite the furor, as Brazil's principal clients continued to import and shares in the country's main meatpackers rose to above pre-announcement levels on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.

On Dec. 6, the Agriculture Ministry created a stir by confirming the protein that causes bovine spongiform encephalopathy had been identified in an animal that died in the southern state of Parana in 2010. The animal ...

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