BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A case of suspected mad cow disease has been found in Romanian beef, officials said Wednesday.
Romania's animal health and safety authority said a preliminary test on May 1 indicated that a cow slaughtered at an authorized abattoir was infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE.
It said the carcass has been sent to a British laboratory for further tests and it could be an "atypical form of BSE which appears naturally and spontaneously in cattle."
The officials only revealed the case after Russia decided to ban imports of Romanian beef, citing fears of BSE. It ...