CANADA/USA: Cargill to lay off 400 workers in Alberta due to Canadian beef ban
US meat processor Cargill is to lay off around 400 workers at its beef processing plant in Alberta, Canada because of ongoing bans on importing Canadian beef in the US and other countries. The US placed a temporary ban on imports of Canadian beef last week after a cow in Alberta tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease.
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