Dead cow had BSE, test shows

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Austria has been hit by the eighth case of mad-cow disease (BSE) this year.The federal health ministry announced today (Fri) post mortem tests have shown that a 15-year-old cow which died of old age on a farm in the Lower Austrian district of Wiener Neustadt had the disease.The ministry, headed by Social Democrat (SPÖ) Alois […]

Austrian database planned after cheap eggs scam


People’s Party (ÖVP) Environment Minister Nikolaus Berlakovich has unveiled plans to set up a country-wide egg-farming database following a recent business scandal.Berlakovich’s initiative comes after it emerged that a Styrian company imported substandard eggs from Poland and Hungary to sell them as local products. Recent reports have it that Rohr an der Raab-based Goldmund sold […]