x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 24 January 2018

Italian beef allowed back on UAE shelves

A ban on import, imposed as a result of Mad Cow Disease in 2001, has been lifted.

ABU DHABI // A ban on the import of Italian beef and beef products has been lifted by the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water.

The ban was imposed as a result of mad cow disease being found in the country in 2001.

The new resolution states that every shipment of beef from Italy must have a valid and accredited veterinary certificate of origin as well as a Halal slaughtering certificate issued by a Ministry of Environment and Water accredited Islamic centre certificate.

A human variant of the disease claimed two lives in Italy with the last known victim dying in January of 2011.