Two atypical cases of mad cow disease detected in Brazil, beef exports to China suspended

Two atypical cases of mad cow disease have been detected in Brazil, resulting in suspension of its exports of beef to China, the country’s Agriculture Ministry said on Saturday.That temporary step was taken under an existing bilateral protocol between the two countries although the ministry stressed that there was “no risk to human or animal health”.The two cases were “atypical” since the disease appeared “spontaneously and sporadically, unrelated to the ingestion of contaminated food,” a…