Bubier Meats of Greene, ME, has voluntarily recalled 25,192 pounds of beef because the dorsal root ganglia may not have been completely removed. The Maine Department of Agriculture said Friday that state officials had discovered the problem during a review of the company’s slaughter logs. Federal regulations require removal of the tissue in cattle 30 months of age and older because it can contain bovine spongiform encephalopathy (commonly called “mad cow disease”), which can cause the fatal brain disease in humans who eat tainted beef. Bubier Meats said carcasses were distributed to Rosemont Market locations in Portland and Yarmouth, ME, and Maine Meat in Kittery, between November 2013 and August 2014. The products subject to recall include quartered beef carcasses that were stamped with the Maine mark of inspection and establishment number “EST. 4” with the following ship dates: 11/13/13, 11/26/13, 1/2/14, 1/21/14, 2/5/14, 2/19/14, 3/5/14, 3/19/14, 4/2/14, 4/30/14, 5/12/14, 5/28/14, 6/11/14, 6/25/14, 7/9/14, 7/23/14, 8/6/14, 8/20/14. BSE is a chronic degenerative disease affecting the central nervous system of cattle. It belongs to the group of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, which include scrapie in sheep and goats and chronic wasting disease of elk and deer. Consumers with questions about this recall can call Tobie Bubier at (207) 946-5015.