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21/02/2001 EU bans all British milk, meat and livestock exports

The outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom in 2001 caused a crisis in British agriculture and tourism. The effort to prevent the spread of the disease, which caused a complete ban on the sale of British pigs, sheep, and cattle. The final case was reported on 30 September. With about 80,000 - 93,000 animals per week being slaughtered.