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EU says no impact on U.S. beef imports from mad cow case

•, By Charlie Dunmore

BRUSSELS, April 25 (Reuters) - The European Union's executive said on Wednesday it did not intend to impose any particular measures on imports from the United States following the discovery of the country's first case of mad cow disease or BSE in six years.


"The (European) Commission is satisfied that the new BSE case has been confirmed in the framework of the ongoing BSE surveillance system in the United States, which prevented this animal from entering the food chain," EU Commission health spokesman Frederic Vincent said in a statement, referring to bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease.


Vincent said the confirmation of a new BSE case in a Californian dairy cow came as no particular surprise to EU officials after three previous cases had been confirmed in the Unites States between 2003 and 2006.

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