Sen. Enzi Tries to Push Back Date for Canadian Beef Imports
Washington, D.C. – U-S Senator Mike Enzi has introduced
legislation that would keep Canadian cattle out of the United States until country-of-origin labeling is put into place.
Enzi is working with South Dakota Democrat Tim Johnson on the bill, which they introduced this morning.
Already, the U-S is scheduled to have country-of-origin labeling by September of 2006. But with recent cases of mad cow disease in Canadian cattle, Enzi says that's not soon enough.
The U-S Department of Agriculture has plans to lift the ban on Canadian cattle by March.
Enzi's bill would put a stop to that. He says allowing Canadian cattle too soon could put the nation's food supply at risk.