Washington, United States of America
US GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL BRIEFS THE MEDIA ABOUT MADCOW OUTBREAK IN WASHINGTON.
Kenneth Petersen, an official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Service, speaks to the press during a briefing at the U.S. Agriculture Building in Washington, December 29, 2003. U.S. officials insisted there was no risk to consumers from meat recalled in the first U.S. case of mad cow disease on Monday. Since the discovery of mad cow disease, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, in a dairy cow in Washington state a week ago, U.S. officials have recalled 10,000 lbs (4,545 kgs) of beef. REUTERS/William Philpott WP/GN