Wednesday, March 9, 2011

27 U.S. Senators want to force feed Japan Highly Potential North America Mad Cow Beef TSE PRION CJD

March 8, 2011

President Barack Obama The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, W Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Obama:

We write to you regarding Japan's interest in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.

We appreciate your Administration's efforts to expand the presence of U.S. businesses and exports in the vital Asia-Pacific region through the TPP. Expanded trade is needed for economic growth, as well as for the continued competitiveness of our businesses, workers, farmers, and ranchers. Further expanding our market access in important economies of this region will provide significant opportunities for our exporters and will favorably reorient the region economically and geopolitically towards the United States.

It is also encouraging that the leaders of the Japanese government have expressed their interest in joining the TPP and thus eliminating their tariff and non-tariff trade barriers to U.S. goods and services. However, given Japan's historical intransigence in allowing market access for American agricultural goods, we write to express reservations regarding Japan's inclusion in these negotiations until certain conditions are met. In addition to prohibitively high tariffs on many agricultural goods, Japan has discriminated against U.S. beef imports with restrictions that are inconsistent with international standards and not based on scientific criteria.

As you know, Japan closed its market to U.S. beef in December of 2003, after the discovery of a Canadian-born cow infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in the United States. At that time, Japan was the largest export market for U.S. beef, valued at $1.4 billion. Since then, Japan has had restrictions in place on U.S. beef imports and currently only allows imports of beef from cattle aged 20 months and younger.

The United States has spent years putting in place an effective system of interlocking safeguards that has successfully prevented BSE from becoming established in our country. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has aggressively enhanced our BSE surveillance system since 1990, testing at levels forty times higher than recommended by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). As a result, out of a U.S. cattle inventory numbering nearly 100 million head every year, there have only been three confirmed cases of BSE since 2003-the one imported Canadian cow and two atypical cases of cattle born in the U.S. prior to our 1997 feed ban-and none since 2006 (In contrast, Japan, with an annual cattle inventory of only 4.5 million head, has had thirty-six cases of BSE since 2003). Because of these efforts, the United States has been classified as a controlled risk country by the OlE, which indicates that U.S. beef products are completely safe for export and consumption. Incidentally, this is the same BSE risk status classification as that of Japan.

American farmers and ranchers produce the highest quality agricultural products in the world. When given the opportunity to compete on a level playing field, they will thrive, creating more jobs and revenue at home while providing foreign customers affordable access to our products across the world. Japan's agricultural sector stands in stark contrast as one of the most highly protected in the world. If Japan asks for inclusion in the TPP negotiations, we encourage you to press Japanese leaders to immediately relax its restrictions on u.s. beef to be fully consistent with OlE guidelines and reopen its market. At the very least, Japan should agree to immediately relax its age restrictions to 30 months and address other issues necessary to achieve a commercially-viable, science-based import protocol, while also laying a clear pathway for eventual full OlE compliance. Likewise, we would have serious reservations with any TPP agreement submitted to Congress that includes Japan if it has not made commitments to fully complete this process, as well as eliminate tariff and non-tariff barriers on its TPP partners' agricultural exports.

Trade agreements must solidify economic relations and foster mutual trust. Japan's past actions pose serious concerns that require your consideration and leadership in addressing; future commitments must ensure that Japan will abide by internationally-accepted, science-based trading standards that will be vigorously enforced.

Very truly yours,

http://johanns.senate.gov/public/?a=Files.Serve&File_id=81e2e8dc-c839-4558-8c37-951f02ad9930




(PLEASE SEE LIST OF SENATORS above THAT ARE REFUSING TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE MOST RECENT SCIENCE ON TRANSMISSIBLE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY AKA MAD COW DISEASE AND RISK FROM THE ATYPICAL TSE AND THE SPORADIC CJD, SEE THE LIST OF SENATORS THAT ARE IGNORING THE CONSTANT MAD COW FEED VIOLATIONS SINCE THE PARTIAL AND VOLUNTARY MAD COW FEED BAN WAS PUT IN PLACE IN AUGUST OF 1997, AND SEE THE LIST OF SENATORS THAT TURN THEIR HEADS THE OTHER WAY, EVERY TIME ANOTHER MAD COW IS COVERED UP, OR ATTEMPTED TO BE COVERED UP. PLEASE SEE THESE LIST OF SENATORS, and then see the most up to date science on TSE. then ask yourself, do you blame Japan ???...TSS)




Johanns et al @ the USDA and the OIE are the very reason we have spread mad cow disease all around the globe, again, except this time they made it legal while trying to cover up the Texas mad cow and that Alabama mad cow. the OIE BSE MRR policy is nothing more than a legal instrument to trade Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy globally, and legally. Johanns et al should be prosecuted for this $$$



Canada, U.S.A., and Mexico, have been swapping cattle, cattle by-products, and feed, like two lovers swapping spit, and in doing so, in my opinion, have been swapping Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy aka mad cow disease of all strains. THE FDA mad cow feed firewall that the USDA et al claim protects us, that firewall was breached long ago. actually, it was nothing but ink on paper. sporadic CJD of unknown phenotype is rising in Canada and the USA. North America has more documented cases of the prion disease aka TSE in more documented species in the wild than anybody in the world, most all of which has been rendered and fed to livestock producing animals for human and animals, at some point in time. NO spontaneous, naturally occurring TSE, has ever been documented in the field, in any species.

I think of one thing when i think of mad cow and cjd there from in the USA. i think of Tobacco and Asbestos, and how many decades the public was lied to about those products. the after effects and death there from was also a long incubating disease, diseases that you could forget about after consumption, for a while. just something to ponder. ...

i have watched these mad cow folly's by the Industry, USDA, FDA, et al daily now for almost 14 years. yes, i am angry, i am mad as hell, but these are the facts as i have come to know them. they are not pretty. in fact, very disturbing. ...time will tell. sporadic CJD is on the rise....oh, and the latest on sporadic CJD first, just so you ya know ;

***Also, a link is suspected between atypical BSE and some apparently sporadic cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans. These atypical BSE cases constitute an unforeseen first threat that could sharply modify the European approach to prion diseases.

Second threat

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http://www.neuroprion.org/en/np-neuroprion.html




PLEASE NOTE *

Over the next 8-10 weeks, approximately 40% of all the adult mink on the farm died from TME.

snip...

The rancher was a ''dead stock'' feeder using mostly (>95%) downer or dead dairy cattle...


http://web.archive.org/web/20030516051623/http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/mb/m09/tab05.pdf




Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Atypical BSE in Cattle

To date the OIE/WAHO assumes that the human and animal health standards set out in the BSE chapter for classical BSE (C-Type) applies to all forms of BSE which include the H-type and L-type atypical forms. This assumption is scientifically not completely justified and accumulating evidence suggests that this may in fact not be the case. Molecular characterization and the spatial distribution pattern of histopathologic lesions and immunohistochemistry (IHC) signals are used to identify and characterize atypical BSE. Both the L-type and H-type atypical cases display significant differences in the conformation and spatial accumulation of the disease associated prion protein (PrPSc) in brains of afflicted cattle. Transmission studies in bovine transgenic and wild type mouse models support that the atypical BSE types might be unique strains because they have different incubation times and lesion profiles when compared to C-type BSE. When L-type BSE was inoculated into ovine transgenic mice and Syrian hamster the resulting molecular fingerprint had changed, either in the first or a subsequent passage, from L-type into C-type BSE. In addition, non-human primates are specifically susceptible for atypical BSE as demonstrated by an approximately 50% shortened incubation time for L-type BSE as compared to C-type. Considering the current scientific information available, it cannot be assumed that these different BSE types pose the same human health risks as C-type BSE or that these risks are mitigated by the same protective measures.

This study will contribute to a correct definition of specified risk material (SRM) in atypical BSE. The incumbent of this position will develop new and transfer existing, ultra-sensitive methods for the detection of atypical BSE in tissue of experimentally infected cattle.

http://www.prionetcanada.ca/detail.aspx?menu=5&dt=293380&app=93&cat1=387&tp=20&lk=no&cat2




Thursday, August 12, 2010

Seven main threats for the future linked to prions

First threat

The TSE road map defining the evolution of European policy for protection against prion diseases is based on a certain numbers of hypotheses some of which may turn out to be erroneous. In particular, a form of BSE (called atypical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy), recently identified by systematic testing in aged cattle without clinical signs, may be the origin of classical BSE and thus potentially constitute a reservoir, which may be impossible to eradicate if a sporadic origin is confirmed. ***Also, a link is suspected between atypical BSE and some apparently sporadic cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans. These atypical BSE cases constitute an unforeseen first threat that could sharply modify the European approach to prion diseases.

Second threat

snip...

http://www.neuroprion.org/en/np-neuroprion.html



http://prionpathy.blogspot.com/2010/08/seven-main-threats-for-future-linked-to.html



http://prionpathy.blogspot.com/




Saturday, March 5, 2011

ATYPICAL CJD PRION TSE CASES WITH CLASSIFICATIONS PENDING ON THE RISE IN NORTH AMERICA

Greetings,

WITH more and more atypical Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy cases showing up in more and more species here in North America, and the enormous monumental amount of banned mad cow protein in commerce since the infamous partial and voluntary mad cow feed ban inked on paper, with tons and tons crossing back and forth between the USA, Canada, and Mexico, it just does not surprise me of all these "PENDING CLASSIFICATIONS" of human TSE in Canada, and the USA. UK c-BSE transmitted to humans became nvCJD. WE now have atypical strains of BSE in cattle. Mission Texas experiments long ago showed that transmitted USA sheep scrapie to USA bovine, produced a TSE much different than the UK typical c-BSE. SO why would human TSE in the USA look like UK human TSE ? The corruption is mind boggling. The UK saw a suspicious TSE in humans, and science linked it to cattle. North America is awash with human and animal TSE, CJD is rising in young and old, with the same pathology and same symptoms, and none of it is related to the other. isn't that nice. who, what, bestowed such miracles upon North America $

Archive Number 20100405.1091 Published Date 05-APR-2010

Subject PRO/AH/EDR> Prion disease update 1010 (04)

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[Terry S. Singeltary Sr. has added the following comment:

"According to the World Health Organisation, the future public health threat of vCJD in the UK and Europe and potentially the rest of the world is of concern and currently unquantifiable. However, the possibility of a significant and geographically diverse vCJD epidemic occurring over the next few decades cannot be dismissed.

http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2003/9241545887.pdf




The key word here is diverse. What does diverse mean? If USA scrapie transmitted to USA bovine does not produce pathology as the UK c-BSE, then why would CJD from there look like UK vCJD?"

http://www.promedmail.org/pls/apex/f?p=2400:1001:568933508083034::NO::F2400_P1001_BACK_PAGE,F2400_P1001_PUB_MAIL_ID:1000,82101




CANADA CJD UPDATE 2011

CJD Deaths Reported by CJDSS1, 1994-20112 As of January 31, 2011

3. Final classification of 49 cases from 2009, 2010, 2011 is pending.

snip...

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hcai-iamss/cjd-mcj/cjdss-ssmcj/pdf/stats_0111-eng.pdf





USA 2011


USA

National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center

Cases Examined1

(November 1, 2010)

Year Total Referrals2 Prion Disease Sporadic Familial Iatrogenic vCJD

1996 & earlier 51 33 28 5 0 0

1997 114 68 59 9 0 0

1998 87 51 43 7 1 0

1999 121 73 65 8 0 0

2000 146 103 89 14 0 0

2001 209 119 109 10 0 0

2002 248 149 125 22 2 0

2003 274 176 137 39 0 0

2004 325 186 164 21 0 13

2005 344 194 157 36 1 0

2006 383 197 166 29 0 24

2007 377 214 187 27 0 0

2008 394 231 205 25 0 0

2009 425 258 215 43 0 0

2010 333 213 158 33 0 0

TOTAL 38315 22656 1907 328 4 3

1 Listed based on the year of death or, if not available, on year of referral;

2 Cases with suspected prion disease for which brain tissue and/or blood (in familial cases) were submitted;

3 Disease acquired in the United Kingdom;

4 Disease was acquired in the United Kingdom in one case and in Saudi Arabia in the other case;

5 Includes 18 cases in which the diagnosis is pending, and 18 inconclusive cases;

6 Includes 23 (22 from 2010) cases with type determination pending in which the diagnosis of vCJD has been excluded.

http://www.cjdsurveillance.com/pdf/case-table.pdf


Please notice where sporadic CJD cases in 1996 went from 28 cases, to 215 cases in 2009, the highest recorded year to date. sporadic CJD is on a steady rise, and has been since 1996.

I also urge you to again notice these disturbing factors in lines 5 and 6 ;

5 Includes 18 cases in which the diagnosis is pending, and 18 inconclusive cases;

6 Includes 23 (22 from 2010) cases with type determination pending in which the diagnosis of vCJD has been excluded.



========end=====tss=====2011



Monday, August 9, 2010

National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center Cases Examined (July 31, 2010)

(please watch and listen to the video and the scientist speaking about atypical BSE and sporadic CJD and listen to Professor Aguzzi)

http://prionunitusaupdate2008.blogspot.com/2010/08/national-prion-disease-pathology.html





THE steady rise of sporadic CJD cases in Canada AND USA, with many unusual cases of ''PENDING CLASSIFICATIONS" which have been pending now FOR 3 YEARS. HOW long can this cover-up continue $$$



The most recent assessments (and reassessments) were published in June 2005 (Table I; 18), and included the categorisation of Canada, the USA, and Mexico as GBR III. Although only Canada and the USA have reported cases, the historically open system of trade in North America suggests that it is likely that BSE is present also in Mexico.

http://www.oie.int/boutique/extrait/06heim937950.pdf




Wednesday, August 11, 2010

REPORT ON THE INVESTIGATION OF THE SIXTEENTH CASE OF BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY (BSE) IN CANADA

http://bse-atypical.blogspot.com/2010/08/report-on-investigation-of-sixteenth.html




Thursday, August 19, 2010

REPORT ON THE INVESTIGATION OF THE SEVENTEENTH CASE OF BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY (BSE) IN CANADA

http://bseusa.blogspot.com/2010/08/report-on-investigation-of-seventeenth.html




Thursday, February 10, 2011

TRANSMISSIBLE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY REPORT UPDATE CANADA FEBRUARY 2011 and how to hide mad cow disease in Canada Current as of: 2011-01-31

http://madcowtesting.blogspot.com/2011/02/transmissible-spongiform-encephalopathy.html




Friday, March 4, 2011

Alberta dairy cow found with mad cow disease

http://transmissiblespongiformencephalopathy.blogspot.com/2011/03/alberta-dairy-cow-found-with-mad-cow.html




Wednesday, November 17, 2010

MAD COW TESTING FAKED IN USA BY Nebraska INSPECTOR Senator Mike Johanns STATE

http://madcowtesting.blogspot.com/2010/11/mad-cow-testing-faked-in-usa-by.html




Friday, February 18, 2011

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA VS GALEN J. NIEHUES FAKED MAD COW FEED TEST ON 92 BSE INSPECTION REPORTS FOR APPROXIMATELY 100 CATTLE OPERATIONS ''PLEADS GUILTY"

http://bse-atypical.blogspot.com/2011/02/united-states-of-america-vs-galen-j.html




Subject: USDA OIG SEMIANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS FY 2007 1st Half (bogus BSE sampling FROM HEALTHY USDA CATTLE) Date: June 21, 2007 at 2:49 pm PST

Owner and Corporation Plead Guilty to Defrauding Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Surveillance Program

An Arizona meat processing company and its owner pled guilty in February 2007 to charges of theft of Government funds, mail fraud, and wire fraud. The owner and his company defrauded the BSE Surveillance Program when they falsified BSE Surveillance Data Collection Forms and then submitted payment requests to USDA for the services. In addition to the targeted sample population (those cattle that were more than 30 months old or had other risk factors for BSE), the owner submitted to USDA, or caused to be submitted, BSE obex (brain stem) samples from healthy USDA-inspected cattle. As a result, the owner fraudulently received approximately $390,000. Sentencing is scheduled for May 2007.

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Topics that will be covered in ongoing or planned reviews under Goal 1 include:

soundness of BSE maintenance sampling (APHIS),

implementation of Performance-Based Inspection System enhancements for specified risk material (SRM) violations and improved inspection controls over SRMs (FSIS and APHIS),

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The findings and recommendations from these efforts will be covered in future semiannual reports as the relevant audits and investigations are completed.

4 USDA OIG SEMIANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS FY 2007 1st Half

http://www.usda.gov/oig/webdocs/sarc070619.pdf




THE USDA JUNE 2004 ENHANCED BSE SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM WAS TERRIBLY FLAWED ;

CDC DR. PAUL BROWN TSE EXPERT COMMENTS 2006

In an article today for United Press International, science reporter Steve Mitchell writes:

Analysis: What that mad cow means

By STEVE MITCHELL UPI Senior Medical Correspondent

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture was quick to assure the public earlier this week that the third case of mad cow disease did not pose a risk to them, but what federal officials have not acknowledged is that this latest case indicates the deadly disease has been circulating in U.S. herds for at least a decade.

The second case, which was detected last year in a Texas cow and which USDA officials were reluctant to verify, was approximately 12 years old.

These two cases (the latest was detected in an Alabama cow) present a picture of the disease having been here for 10 years or so, since it is thought that cows usually contract the disease from contaminated feed they consume as calves. The concern is that humans can contract a fatal, incurable, brain-wasting illness from consuming beef products contaminated with the mad cow pathogen.

"The fact the Texas cow showed up fairly clearly implied the existence of other undetected cases," Dr. Paul Brown, former medical director of the National Institutes of Health's Laboratory for Central Nervous System Studies and an expert on mad cow-like diseases, told United Press International. "The question was, 'How many?' and we still can't answer that."

Brown, who is preparing a scientific paper based on the latest two mad cow cases to estimate the maximum number of infected cows that occurred in the United States, said he has "absolutely no confidence in USDA tests before one year ago" because of the agency's reluctance to retest the Texas cow that initially tested positive.

USDA officials finally retested the cow and confirmed it was infected seven months later, but only at the insistence of the agency's inspector general.

"Everything they did on the Texas cow makes everything they did before 2005 suspect," Brown said.

Despite this, Brown said the U.S. prevalence of mad cow, formally known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, did not significantly threaten human or cattle health.

"Overall, my view is BSE is highly unlikely to pose any important risk either in cattle feed or human feed," he said.

However, Jean Halloran of Consumers Union in Yonkers, N.Y., said consumers should be troubled by the USDA's secrecy and its apparent plan to dramatically cut back the number of mad cow tests it conducts.

"Consumers should be very concerned about how little we know about the USDA's surveillance program and the failure of the USDA to reveal really important details," Halloran told UPI. "Consumers have to be really concerned if they're going to cut back the program," she added.

Last year the USDA tested more than 300,000 animals for the disease, but it has proposed, even in light of a third case, scaling back the program to 40,000 tests annually.

"They seem to be, in terms of actions and policies, taking a lot more seriously the concerns of the cattle industry than the concerns of consumers," Halloran said. "It's really hard to know what it takes to get this administration to take action to protect the public."

The USDA has insisted that the safeguards of a ban on incorporating cow tissue into cattle feed (which is thought to spread the disease) and removal of the most infectious parts of cows, such as the brain and spinal cord, protect consumers. But the agency glosses over the fact that both of these systems have been revealed to be inadequately implemented.

The feed ban, which is enforced by the Food and Drug Administration, has been criticized by the Government Accountability Office in two reports, the most recent coming just last year. The GAO said the FDA's enforcement of the ban continues to have weaknesses that "undermine the nation's firewall against BSE."

USDA documents released last year showed more than 1,000 violations of the regulations requiring the removal of brains and spinal cords in at least 35 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, with some plants being cited repeatedly for infractions. In addition, a violation of similar regulations that apply to beef exported to Japan is the reason why Japan closed its borders to U.S. beef in January six weeks after reopening them.

Other experts also question the adequacy of the USDA's surveillance system. The USDA insists the prevalence of mad cow disease is low, but the agency has provided few details of its surveillance program, making it difficult for outside experts to know if the agency's monitoring plan is sufficient.

"It's impossible to judge the adequacy of the surveillance system without having a breakdown of the tested population by age and risk status," Elizabeth Mumford, a veterinarian and BSE expert at Safe Food Solutions in Bern, Switzerland, a company that provides advice on reducing mad cow risk to industry and governments, told UPI.

"Everybody would be happier and more confident and in a sense it might be able to go away a little bit for (the USDA) if they would just publish a breakdown on the tests," Mumford added.

UPI requested detailed records about animals tested under the USDA's surveillance plan via the Freedom of Information Act in May 2004 but nearly two years later has not received any corresponding documents from the agency, despite a federal law requiring agencies to comply within 30 days. This leaves open the question of whether the USDA is withholding the information, does not have the information or is so haphazardly organized that it cannot locate it.

Mumford said the prevalence of the disease in U.S. herds is probably quite low, but there have probably been other cases that have so far gone undetected. "They're only finding a very small fraction of that low prevalence," she said.

Mumford expressed surprise at the lack of concern about the deadly disease from American consumers. "I would expect the U.S. public to be more concerned," she said.

Markus Moser, a molecular biologist and chief executive officer of Prionics, a Swiss firm that manufactures BSE test kits, told UPI one concern is that if people are infected, the mad cow pathogen could become "humanized" or more easily transmitted from person to person.

"Transmission would be much easier, through all kinds of medical procedures" and even through the blood supply, Moser said.

© Copyright 2006 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved


http://www.upi.com/ConsumerHealthDaily/view.php?StoryID=20060315-055557-1284r




http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2003/12/30/Mad-Cow-Linked-to-thousands-of-CJD-cases/UPI-47861072816318/




CDC - Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Variant Creutzfeldt ... Dr. Paul Brown is Senior Research Scientist in the Laboratory of Central Nervous System ... Address for correspondence: Paul Brown, Building 36, Room 4A-05, ...

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol7no1/brown.htm




PAUL BROWN COMMENT TO ME ON THIS ISSUE

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 11:10 AM

"Actually, Terry, I have been critical of the USDA handling of the mad cow issue for some years, and with Linda Detwiler and others sent lengthy detailed critiques and recommendations to both the USDA and the Canadian Food Agency." ........TSS


http://madcowtesting.blogspot.com/2009/07/mad-cow-cover-up-usa-masked-as-sporadic.html





OR, what the Honorable Phyllis Fong of the OIG found ;

Audit Report Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Surveillance Program ­ Phase II and Food Safety and Inspection Service

Controls Over BSE Sampling, Specified Risk Materials, and Advanced Meat Recovery Products - Phase III

Report No. 50601-10-KC January 2006

Finding 2 Inherent Challenges in Identifying and Testing High-Risk Cattle Still Remain


http://www.usda.gov/oig/webdocs/50601-10-KC.pdf





Tuesday, January 1, 2008

BSE OIE USDA

Subject: OIE BSE RECOMMENDATION FOR USA, bought and paid for by your local cattle dealers i.e. USDA

Date: May 14, 2007 at 9:00 am PST

OIE BSE RECOMMENDATION FOR USA, bought and paid for by your local cattle dealers i.e. USDA

STATEMENT BY DR. RON DEHAVEN REGARDING OIE RISK RECOMMENDATION

March 9, 2007


http://madcowtesting.blogspot.com/2008/01/bse-oie-usda.html





they did not want to find BSE, and never intended to. ...tss



Tuesday, November 02, 2010



IN CONFIDENCE



The information contained herein should not be disseminated further except on the basis of "NEED TO KNOW".


BSE - ATYPICAL LESION DISTRIBUTION (RBSE 92-21367) statutory (obex only) diagnostic criteria CVL 1992



http://bse-atypical.blogspot.com/2010/11/bse-atypical-lesion-distribution-rbse.html




Tuesday, January 1, 2008

BSE OIE USDA

STATEMENT BY DR. RON DEHAVEN REGARDING OIE RISK RECOMMENDATION

March 9, 2007

http://madcowtesting.blogspot.com/2008/01/bse-oie-usda.html




2009 UPDATE ON ALABAMA AND TEXAS MAD COWS 2005 and 2006

http://bse-atypical.blogspot.com/2006/08/bse-atypical-texas-and-alabama-update.html




i wonder if CFIA Canada uses the same OBEX ONLY diagnostic criteria as the USDA ? they could not have found a mad cow if they were standing beside the stumbling and staggering bovine $$$, using the diagnostic criteria they were using, AND TOLD SO, but they kept on doing it anyway. ...

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

BSE - ATYPICAL LESION DISTRIBUTION (RBSE 92-21367) statutory (obex only) diagnostic criteria CVL 1992

http://bse-atypical.blogspot.com/2010/11/bse-atypical-lesion-distribution-rbse.html




Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 74:161–166, 2011 Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC ISSN: 1528-7394 print / 1087-2620 online DOI: 10.1080/15287394.2011.529066

MEAT AND BONE MEAL AND MINERAL FEED ADDITIVES MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF ORAL PRION DISEASE TRANSMISSION

Christopher J. Johnson1, Debbie McKenzie2, Joel A. Pedersen3, Judd M. Aiken4

1Prion Research Laboratory, USGS National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, Wisconsin, USA 2Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 3Department of Soil Science and Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA 4Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Ingestion of prion-contaminated materials is postulated to be a primary route of prion disease transmission. Binding of prions to soil (micro)particles dramatically enhances peroral disease transmission relative to unbound prions, and it was hypothesized that micrometer– sized particles present in other consumed materials may affect prion disease transmission via the oral route of exposure. Small, insoluble particles are present in many substances, including soil, human foods, pharmaceuticals, and animal feeds. It is known that meat and bone meal (MBM), a feed additive believed responsible for the spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), contains particles smaller than 20 ìm and that the pathogenic prion protein binds to MBM. The potentiation of disease transmission via the oral route by exposure to MBM or three micrometer-sized mineral feed additives was determined. Data showed that when the disease agent was bound to any of the tested materials, the penetrance of disease was increased compared to unbound prions. Our data suggest that in feed or other prion– contaminated substances consumed by animals or, potentially, humans, the addition of MBM or the presence of microparticles could heighten risks of prion disease acquisition.

SNIP...

CONCLUSIONS

Should prions be present in animal feed, their association with MBM or insoluble particles such as those tested (viz. Mte, Kte, and SiO2) could substantially increase the risk of disease acquisition compared to consumption of prions alone. While care needs to be exercised when extrapolating results from laboratory rodent models to ruminants, these data may explain how MBM produced BSE transmission despite the presumably low titers of infectious agent present in cattle feed (Taylor et al., 1995). In addition, inorganic particles in commercial feeds or mineral licks may pose a previously unrecognized risk of enhancing TSE transmission to domestic and wildlife species from agents contaminating these materials or infectivity shed onto feed or licks.

Following consumption, (sub)micrometersized particles can be absorbed by the gut. Goblet cells (Doyle-McCullough et al., 2007), M cells in Peyer’s patches (Florence, 1997), and persorptive mechanisms at the tips of broken intestinal villi (Hillyer & Albrecht, 2001; Volkheimer, 2001) all contribute to intestinal particle uptake. Increased uptake of particlebound prions might explain enhanced oral transmissibility. Alternatively, aluminosilicates may increase residence time of agent in the digestive system (Bringe & Schultz, 1969; Collings et al., 1980; Quisenberry, 1968) and elevate exposure time at sites of conversion. Further investigation into these mechanisms, the effect of digestive processes on bound prions, and alterations of agent physicochemical properties upon binding is warranted.

It is noteworthy that microparticles find widespread use as human food and pharmaceutical additives in Western diets (Lomer et al., 2000, 2004). The average daily consumption dietary microparticles from food, pharmaceuticals, and dentifrices is approximately 40 mg (approximately 1012 particles) per person (Powell et al., 2007). The extent to which microparticles in the human diet influence prion disease acquisition is currently unknown, but these data suggest that microparticle consumption needs to be investigated as a potential risk factor in human TSE acquisition.

SEE FULL TEXT ;

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a931920802~db=all~jumptype=rss




10,000,000+ LBS. of PROHIBITED BANNED MAD COW FEED I.E. BLOOD LACED MBM IN COMMERCE USA 2007

Date: March 21, 2007 at 2:27 pm PST

RECALLS AND FIELD CORRECTIONS: VETERINARY MEDICINES -- CLASS II

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PRODUCT

Bulk cattle feed made with recalled Darling's 85% Blood Meal, Flash Dried, Recall # V-024-2007

CODE

Cattle feed delivered between 01/12/2007 and 01/26/2007

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER

Pfeiffer, Arno, Inc, Greenbush, WI. by conversation on February 5, 2007.

Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON

Blood meal used to make cattle feed was recalled because it was cross- contaminated with prohibited bovine meat and bone meal that had been manufactured on common equipment and labeling did not bear cautionary BSE statement.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE

42,090 lbs.

DISTRIBUTION

WI

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PRODUCT

Custom dairy premix products: MNM ALL PURPOSE Pellet, HILLSIDE/CDL Prot- Buffer Meal, LEE, M.-CLOSE UP PX Pellet, HIGH DESERT/ GHC LACT Meal, TATARKA, M CUST PROT Meal, SUNRIDGE/CDL PROTEIN Blend, LOURENZO, K PVM DAIRY Meal, DOUBLE B DAIRY/GHC LAC Mineral, WEST PIONT/GHC CLOSEUP Mineral, WEST POINT/GHC LACT Meal, JENKS, J/COMPASS PROTEIN Meal, COPPINI - 8# SPECIAL DAIRY Mix, GULICK, L-LACT Meal (Bulk), TRIPLE J - PROTEIN/LACTATION, ROCK CREEK/GHC MILK Mineral, BETTENCOURT/GHC S.SIDE MK-MN, BETTENCOURT #1/GHC MILK MINR, V&C DAIRY/GHC LACT Meal, VEENSTRA, F/GHC LACT Meal, SMUTNY, A- BYPASS ML W/SMARTA, Recall # V-025-2007

CODE

The firm does not utilize a code - only shipping documentation with commodity and weights identified.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER

Rangen, Inc, Buhl, ID, by letters on February 13 and 14, 2007. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON

Products manufactured from bulk feed containing blood meal that was cross contaminated with prohibited meat and bone meal and the labeling did not bear cautionary BSE statement.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE

9,997,976 lbs.

DISTRIBUTION

ID and NV

END OF ENFORCEMENT REPORT FOR MARCH 21, 2007

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/EnforcementReports/2007/ucm120446.htm




BANNED MAD COW FEED IN COMMERCE IN ALABAMA (where h-g-BSEalabama mad cow was documented)

Date: September 6, 2006 at 7:58 am PST PRODUCT

a) EVSRC Custom dairy feed, Recall # V-130-6;

b) Performance Chick Starter, Recall # V-131-6;

c) Performance Quail Grower, Recall # V-132-6;

d) Performance Pheasant Finisher, Recall # V-133-6.

CODE None RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Donaldson & Hasenbein/dba J&R Feed Service, Inc., Cullman, AL, by telephone on June 23, 2006 and by letter dated July 19, 2006. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON

Dairy and poultry feeds were possibly contaminated with ruminant based protein.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 477.72 tons

DISTRIBUTION AL

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http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/enforce/2006/ENF00968.html




PRODUCT Bulk custom dairy pre-mixes,

Recall # V-120-6 CODE None RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Ware Milling Inc., Houston, MS, by telephone on June 23, 2006. Firm initiated recall is complete. REASON Possible contamination of dairy animal feeds with ruminant derived meat and bone meal.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 350 tons

DISTRIBUTION AL and MS

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PRODUCT

a) Tucker Milling, LLC Tm 32% Sinking Fish Grower, #2680-Pellet, 50 lb. bags, Recall # V-121-6;

b) Tucker Milling, LLC #31120, Game Bird Breeder Pellet, 50 lb. bags, Recall # V-122-6;

c) Tucker Milling, LLC #31232 Game Bird Grower, 50 lb. bags, Recall # V-123-6;

d) Tucker Milling, LLC 31227-Crumble, Game Bird Starter, BMD Medicated, 50 lb bags, Recall # V-124-6;

e) Tucker Milling, LLC #31120, Game Bird Breeder, 50 lb bags, Recall # V-125-6;

f) Tucker Milling, LLC #30230, 30 % Turkey Starter, 50 lb bags, Recall # V-126-6;

g) Tucker Milling, LLC #30116, TM Broiler Finisher, 50 lb bags, Recall # V-127-6

CODE All products manufactured from 02/01/2005 until 06/20/2006 RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Recalling Firm: Tucker Milling LLC, Guntersville, AL, by telephone and visit on June 20, 2006, and by letter on June 23, 2006. Manufacturer: H. J. Baker and Brothers Inc., Stamford, CT. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON Poultry and fish feeds which were possibly contaminated with ruminant based protein were not labeled as "Do not feed to ruminants".

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 7,541-50 lb bags

DISTRIBUTION AL, GA, MS, and TN

END OF ENFORCEMENT REPORT FOR AUGUST 9, 2006

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http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/ENFORCE/2006/ENF00964.html




Subject: MAD COW FEED RECALL AL AND FL VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 125 TONS Products manufactured from 02/01/2005 until 06/06/2006

Date: August 6, 2006 at 6:16 pm PST PRODUCT

a) CO-OP 32% Sinking Catfish, Recall # V-100-6;

b) Performance Sheep Pell W/Decox/A/N, medicated, net wt. 50 lbs, Recall # V-101-6;

c) Pro 40% Swine Conc Meal -- 50 lb, Recall # V-102-6;

d) CO-OP 32% Sinking Catfish Food Medicated, Recall # V-103-6;

e) "Big Jim's" BBB Deer Ration, Big Buck Blend, Recall # V-104-6;

f) CO-OP 40% Hog Supplement Medicated Pelleted, Tylosin 100 grams/ton, 50 lb. bag, Recall # V-105-6;

g) Pig Starter Pell II, 18% W/MCDX Medicated 282020, Carbadox -- 0.0055%, Recall # V-106-6;

h) CO-OP STARTER-GROWER CRUMBLES, Complete Feed for Chickens from Hatch to 20 Weeks, Medicated, Bacitracin Methylene Disalicylate, 25 and 50 Lbs, Recall # V-107-6;

i) CO-OP LAYING PELLETS, Complete Feed for Laying Chickens, Recall # 108-6;

j) CO-OP LAYING CRUMBLES, Recall # V-109-6;

k) CO-OP QUAIL FLIGHT CONDITIONER MEDICATED, net wt 50 Lbs, Recall # V-110-6;

l) CO-OP QUAIL STARTER MEDICATED, Net Wt. 50 Lbs, Recall # V-111-6;

m) CO-OP QUAIL GROWER MEDICATED, 50 Lbs, Recall # V-112-6 CODE

Product manufactured from 02/01/2005 until 06/06/2006

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Alabama Farmers Cooperative, Inc., Decatur, AL, by telephone, fax, email and visit on June 9, 2006. FDA initiated recall is complete.

REASON Animal and fish feeds which were possibly contaminated with ruminant based protein not labeled as "Do not feed to ruminants".

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 125 tons

DISTRIBUTION AL and FL

END OF ENFORCEMENT REPORT FOR AUGUST 2, 2006

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http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/enforce/2006/ENF00963.html




MAD COW FEED RECALL USA EQUALS 10,878.06 TONS NATIONWIDE Sun Jul 16, 2006 09:22 71.248.128.67

RECALLS AND FIELD CORRECTIONS: VETERINARY MEDICINE -- CLASS II

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PRODUCT

a) PRO-LAK, bulk weight, Protein Concentrate for Lactating Dairy Animals, Recall # V-079-6;

b) ProAmino II, FOR PREFRESH AND LACTATING COWS, net weight 50lb (22.6 kg), Recall # V-080-6;

c) PRO-PAK, MARINE & ANIMAL PROTEIN CONCENTRATE FOR USE IN ANIMAL FEED, Recall # V-081-6;

d) Feather Meal, Recall # V-082-6 CODE

a) Bulk

b) None

c) Bulk

d) Bulk

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER H. J. Baker & Bro., Inc., Albertville, AL, by telephone on June 15, 2006 and by press release on June 16, 2006. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON

Possible contamination of animal feeds with ruminent derived meat and bone meal.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 10,878.06 tons

DISTRIBUTION Nationwide

END OF ENFORCEMENT REPORT FOR July 12, 2006

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http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/enforce/2006/ENF00960.html




Monday, January 17, 2011

MAD COW Update on Feed Enforcement Activities to Limit the Spread of BSE January 13, 2011

January 2011

http://transmissiblespongiformencephalopathy.blogspot.com/2011/01/mad-cow-update-on-feed-enforcement.html




Friday, January 7, 2011

MEAT AND BONE MEAL AND MINERAL FEED ADDITIVES MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF ORAL PRION DISEASE TRANSMISSION

Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 74:161–166, 2011 Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC ISSN: 1528-7394 print / 1087-2620 online DOI: 10.1080/15287394.2011.529066

http://transmissiblespongiformencephalopathy.blogspot.com/2011/01/meat-and-bone-meal-and-mineral-feed.html




Saturday, November 6, 2010

TAFS1 Position Paper on Position Paper on Relaxation of the Feed Ban in the EU Berne, 2010 TAFS

INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR TRANSMISSIBLE ANIMAL DISEASES AND FOOD SAFETY a non-profit Swiss Foundation

http://madcowfeed.blogspot.com/2010/11/tafs1-position-paper-on-position-paper.html




Archive Number 20101206.4364 Published Date 06-DEC-2010 Subject PRO/AH/EDR> Prion disease update 2010 (11)

PRION DISEASE UPDATE 2010 (11)

http://www.promedmail.org/pls/apex/f?p=2400:1001:5492868805159684::NO::F2400_P1001_BACK_PAGE,F2400_P1001_PUB_MAIL_ID:1000,86129





CJD9/10022

October 1994

Mr R.N. Elmhirst Chairman British Deer Farmers Association Holly Lodge Spencers Lane BerksWell Coventry CV7 7BZ

Dear Mr Elmhirst,

CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE (CJD) SURVEILLANCE UNIT REPORT

Thank you for your recent letter concerning the publication of the third annual report from the CJD Surveillance Unit. I am sorry that you are dissatisfied with the way in which this report was published.

The Surveillance Unit is a completely independant outside body and the Department of Health is committed to publishing their reports as soon as they become available. In the circumstances it is not the practice to circulate the report for comment since the findings of the report would not be amended. In future we can ensure that the British Deer Farmers Association receives a copy of the report in advance of publication.

The Chief Medical Officer has undertaken to keep the public fully informed of the results of any research in respect of CJD. This report was entirely the work of the unit and was produced completely independantly of the the Department.

The statistical results reqarding the consumption of venison was put into perspective in the body of the report and was not mentioned at all in the press release. Media attention regarding this report was low key but gave a realistic presentation of the statistical findings of the Unit. This approach to publication was successful in that consumption of venison was highlighted only once by the media ie. in the News at one television proqramme.

I believe that a further statement about the report, or indeed statistical links between CJD and consumption of venison, would increase, and quite possibly give damaging credence, to the whole issue. From the low key media reports of which I am aware it seems unlikely that venison consumption will suffer adversely, if at all.

http://web.archive.org/web/20030511010117/http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1994/10/00003001.pdf




Wednesday, February 16, 2011

IN CONFIDENCE

SCRAPIE TRANSMISSION TO CHIMPANZEES

IN CONFIDENCE

http://scrapie-usa.blogspot.com/2011/02/in-confidence-scrapie-transmission-to.html




Friday, February 04, 2011

NMLB and USDA allow scrapie prion infected mutton to enter food chain on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico

----- Original Message -----

From: Terry S. Singeltary Sr.

To: President.BenShelly

Cc: sroanhorse ; opvp.nelson ; alaughing; georgehardeen; pressoffice

Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 12:15 PM

Subject: NMLB and USDA allow scrapie prion infected mutton to enter food chain on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico

Greetings Honorable People of the Great Navajo Nation, and the Honorable President Ben Shelly,

I send this to you with great concern. ...

http://scrapie-usa.blogspot.com/2011/02/nmlb-and-usda-allow-scrapie-prion.html




Received October 28, 2010. Accepted January 4, 2011. Copyright © 2011, The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Generation of a new form of human PrPSc in vitro by inter-species transmission from cervids prions

Marcelo A. Barria1, Glenn C. Telling2, Pierluigi Gambetti3, James A. Mastrianni4 and Claudio Soto5,*

http://www.jbc.org/content/early/2011/01/04/jbc.M110.198465.long




Our findings demonstrate that cervid PrPSc, upon strain adaptation by serial passages in vitro or in cervid transgenic mice, is capable of converting human PrPC to produce PrPSc with unique biochemical properties, likely representing a new human prion strain. The newly generated CWD-huPrPSc material has been inoculated into transgenic mice expressing human PrP to study infectivity and disease phenotype and this data will be published elsewhere. ...end

http://www.jbc.org/content/early/2011/01/04/jbc.M110.198465.long




UPDATED DATA ON 2ND CWD STRAIN

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

CWD PRION CONGRESS SEPTEMBER 8-11 2010

http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2010/09/cwd-prion-2010.html




Wednesday, March 02, 2011

CWD IN NEBRASKA IS INCREASING WITH 51 POSITIVE CASES IN 2010

http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2011/03/cwd-in-nebraska-is-increasing-with-51.html




Monday, February 28, 2011

South Dakota finds 25 more cases of Chronic Wasting Disease

Latest Chronic Wasting Disease Testing Results

http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2011/02/south-dakota-finds-25-more-cases-of.html




Thursday, February 10, 2011

CWD ILLINOIS UPDATE FEBRUARY 2011 Locations of CWD-Positive Deer - Updated 2/07/2011

http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2011/02/cwd-illinois-update-february-2011.html




Thursday, February 10, 2011

Chronic Wasting Disease Found In A White-Tailed Deer In Maryland

http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2011/02/chronic-wasting-disease-found-in-white.html




Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chronic wasting disease spreads farther west in Alberta

http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2011/02/chronic-wasting-disease-spreads-farther.html




----- Original Message -----
From: David Colby
To: flounder9@verizon.net
Cc: stanley...
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 8:25 AM
Subject: Re: FW: re-Prions David W. Colby1,* and Stanley B. Prusiner1,2 + Author Affiliations

Dear Terry Singeltary,

Thank you for your correspondence regarding the review article Stanley Prusiner and I recently wrote for Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives. Dr. Prusiner asked that I reply to your message due to his busy schedule. We agree that the transmission of CWD prions to beef livestock would be a troubling development and assessing that risk is important. In our article, we cite a peer-reviewed publication reporting confirmed cases of laboratory transmission based on stringent criteria. The less stringent criteria for transmission described in the abstract you refer to lead to the discrepancy between your numbers and ours and thus the interpretation of the transmission rate. We stand by our assessment of the literature--namely that the transmission rate of CWD to bovines appears relatively low, but we recognize that even a low transmission rate could have important implications for public health and we thank you for bringing attention to this matter.

Warm Regards, David Colby

--

David Colby, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of Delaware

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

ENLARGING SPECTRUM OF PRION-LIKE DISEASES Prusiner Colby et al 2011

Prions

David W. Colby1,* and Stanley B. Prusiner1,2

http://cshperspectives.cshlp.org/content/3/1/a006833.full.pdf+html




SEE FULL TEXT AND MORE HERE ;


http://betaamyloidcjd.blogspot.com/2011/01/enlarging-spectrum-of-prion-like.html





IF ANY OF YOU WANT TO SEE THE CREDIBILITY OF THE O.I.E., (or the lack of credibility) i urge you to read this, and you will see what an industry laden group they really are. the O.I.E. protects one thing, and one thing only, they protect their own, THE INDUSTRY ;



Saturday, December 18, 2010

OIE Global Conference on Wildlife Animal Health and Biodiversity - Preparing for the Future (TSE AND PRIONS) Paris (France), 23-25 February 2011

snip...

Greetings,

Thank for your support to the OIE objectives for a safe world.

NOT !

I see again that the OIE has done little to help eradicate all animal TSE from the globe, and in fact in my opinion, have help enhance the spread of BSE and other animal TSE globally by their industry friendly regulations. I tried to warn the OIE in 2002 about CWD and the potential, but very real threat of CWD to humans. I was told that they were seriously considering this. what happened ? NOW, the OIE and the USDA collaborate to make legal the trading of all strains of atypical BSE legal, and in fact have done so with the atypical scrapie, when science has made perfectly clear the risk factors to humans and other species. I have said it once (see below), and i will say again ;

"THE OIE has now shown they are nothing more than a National Trading Brokerage for all strains of animal TSE. AS i said before, OIE should hang up there jock strap now, since it appears they will buckle every time a country makes some political hay about trade protocol, commodities and futures. IF they are not going to be science based, they should do everyone a favor and dissolve there organization."

NOW, some history on the failed OIE BSE/TSE policy, and why the OIE allowed BSE and other TSE to spread around the globe $$$

snip...

please see full text ;


http://transmissiblespongiformencephalopathy.blogspot.com/2010/12/oie-global-conference-on-wildlife.html




*** Thursday, December 23, 2010

Alimentary prion infections: Touch-down in the intestine, Alzheimer, Parkinson disease and TSE mad cow diseases $ The Center for Consumer Freedom

http://betaamyloidcjd.blogspot.com/2010/12/alimentary-prion-infections-touch-down.html




The most recent assessments (and reassessments) were published in June 2005 (Table I; 18), and included the categorisation of Canada, the USA, and Mexico as GBR III. Although only Canada and the USA have reported cases, the historically open system of trade in North America suggests that it is likely that BSE is present also in Mexico.


http://www.oie.int/boutique/extrait/06heim937950.pdf




Saturday, June 19, 2010

U.S. DENIED UPGRADED BSE STATUS FROM OIE



http://usdameatexport.blogspot.com/2010/06/us-denied-upgraded-bse-status-from-oie.html





Monday, April 12, 2010

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison says NO to safer food and S. 510 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009



http://fdafailedus.blogspot.com/2010/04/senator-kay-bailey-hutchison-says-no-to.html




U.S. Department of State

Cases Regarding the Border Closure due to BSE Concerns

Several Canadian claimants have submitted notices of arbitration under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules alleging that the United States has violated NAFTA Chapter Eleven by closing the border to the importation of Canadian cattle after the discovery in 2003 of a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or mad cow disease) in a cow in Alberta, Canada. Claimants are Canadian citizens and corporations that own and operate cattle feeding, feedlot and transportation businesses in Canada, which they allege were damaged by the border closure.

Claimants allege that the border closure violates NAFTA Article 1102 (national treatment). The notices of arbitration seek damages of varying amounts, ranging from CAN$38,000 to CAN$95 million. The total amount of damages sought by claimants is approximately US$235 million.

On January 28, 2008, the tribunal issued its Award on Jurisdiction, dismissing the claims against the United States in their entirety. The tribunal’s award, and other documents in the case, appear below.

-01/28/08 Award on Jurisdiction [575 Kb] -10/10/07 Transcript of the Hearing on the Preliminary Issue - Day Two [166 Kb] -10/09/07 Transcript of the Hearing on the Preliminary Issue - Day One [260 Kb] -08/03/07 Procedural Order No. 3 [26 Kb] -07/05/07 Claimants' Rejoinder on the Preliminary Issue [849 Kb] -05/01/07 U.S. Reply on the Preliminary Issue [245 Kb] -03/01/07 Article 1128 Submission of Mexico [47 Kb] -01/30/07 Claimants' Response on the Preliminary Question [2303 Kb] -12/01/06 U.S. Memorial on the Preliminary Issue [167 Kb] -11/07/06 Procedural Order No. 2 [62 Kb] -10/20/06 Procedural Order No. 1 [122 Kb] -06/02/05 Jim McNall Notice of Arbitration [393 Kb] -06/02/05 Leslie Smith Notice of Arbitration [393 Kb] -06/02/05 Michael Sears Notice of Arbitration [393 Kb] -06/02/05 Rex Vandenberg Notice of Arbitration [393 Kb] -06/02/05 Richard Hiebert Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -06/02/05 Rod Oosterbroek Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -06/02/05 TER Cattle Notice of Arbitration [393 Kb] -05/20/05 Andrew Oosterbroek Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -05/20/05 Brad Hopkins Notice of Arbitration [396 Kb] -05/20/05 Brent Byers Notice of Arbitration [395 Kb] -05/20/05 Brent Fisher Notice of Arbitration [393 Kb] -05/20/05 Byron Sedore Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/20/05 Chris Irwin Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/20/05 Cornelius Van Hal Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -05/20/05 Darren Johnston Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/20/05 Dave Knapp Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/20/05 David Hewitt Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/20/05 Donald Procter Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/20/05 George Adams Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -05/20/05 Glen Thompson Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -05/20/05 Graham Alexander Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/20/05 Helmut Friesen Notice of Arbitration [393 Kb] -05/20/05 James Wiskerke Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -05/20/05 Joseph Daunt Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/20/05 Keith Kerr Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/20/05 Ken Andreychuk Notice of Arbitration [396 Kb] -05/20/05 Kevin Freiburger Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/20/05 Larry Brodersen Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -05/20/05 Lee Robson Notice of Arbitraiton [450 Kb] -05/20/05 Maria Vanden Elzen Notice of Arbitration [413 Kb] -05/20/05 Murray Johnston Notice of Arbitration [395 Kb] -05/20/05 NFL Holdings Notice of Arbitration [456 Kb] -05/20/05 Paul Gowing Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/20/05 Paul MacIntyre Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/20/05 Peter Schwenk Notice of Arbitration [448 Kb] -05/20/05 Peter Vander Heyden Notice of Arbitration [415 Kb] -05/20/05 Robert Emerson Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/20/05 Robert Laidlaw Notice of Arbitration [393 Kb] -05/20/05 Ron Coulter Notice of Arbitration [393 Kb] -05/20/05 Ross McCall Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/20/05 Ryan Kasko Notice of Arbitration [393 Kb] -05/11/05 Barry Hillman Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -05/11/05 Ben Gardiner Notice of Arbitration [416 Kb] -05/11/05 Bernie Loman Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -05/11/05 Blair Bieman Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/11/05 Blake Holtman Notice of Arbitration [393 Kb] -05/11/05 Bruce Groenenboom Notice of Arbitration [403 Kb] -05/11/05 Butch Martin Notice of Arbitration [441 Kb] -05/11/05 Dale Pallister Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/11/05 Darwin Ullery Notice of Arbitration [412 Kb] -05/11/05 Dave Gardiner Notice of Arbitration [415 Kb] -05/11/05 Dave Johnston Notice of Arbitration [415 Kb] -05/11/05 Dave Matthies, Notice of Arbitration [421 Kb] -05/11/05 David Millsap Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/11/05 Doug Briggs Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/11/05 Doug Nieboer Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -05/11/05 Doug Shelswel Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/11/05 Ed Stronks Notice of Arbitration [413 Kb] -05/11/05 Eric Thacker Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/11/05 Eve t Kraayenbrink Notice of Arbitration [415 Kb] -05/11/05 Firmin Declercq Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -05/11/05 Frank Zettler Notice of Arbitration [395 Kb] -05/11/05 G. Lee Hochstein Notice of Arbitration [374 Kb] -05/11/05 George Alton Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/11/05 George Maxwell Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/11/05 Glen Armitage Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -05/11/05 Grant Nelson Notice of Arbitration [393 Kb] -05/11/05 Harry Duban Notice of Arbitration [393 Kb] -05/11/05 Harry Vandersteen Notice of Arbitration [393 Kb] -05/11/05 Harry Welsch Notice of Arbitration [393 Kb] -05/11/05 Henry Van Hall Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -05/11/05 Herb Groenenboom Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -05/11/05 Herbert Serfas Notice of Arbitration [403 Kb] -05/11/05 Herman Stroeve Notice of Arbitration [449 Kb] -05/11/05 Ian MacLean Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/11/05 Jim Steed Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/11/05 Joe Stroeve Notice of Arbitration [423 Kb] -05/11/05 John Schooten Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -05/11/05 John Stroeve Notice of Arbitration [423 Kb] -05/11/05 John Vander Heyden Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -05/11/05 Julie Coe Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/11/05 Keith Scott Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -05/11/05 Larry Lehrbass Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/11/05 Leighton Kolk Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -05/11/05 Lloyd Sproule Notice of Arbitration [391 Kb] -05/11/05 Louis Ypma Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -05/11/05 Marty Wren Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -05/11/05 Mary Conlin Notice of Arbitration [395 Kb] -05/11/05 Murray Brodhagen Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/11/05 Nick Popovic Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/11/05 Paul Adams Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -05/11/05 Renus Van Hal Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -05/11/05 Richard Visser Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -05/11/05 Rients Wever Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -05/11/05 Robert Cooke Notice of Arbitration [415 Kb] -05/11/05 Robert Vander Heyden Notice of Arbitration [393 Kb] -05/11/05 Ryan Gibson Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -05/11/05 Steve McKague Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/11/05 Stuart Alton Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/11/05 Ward Takeda Notice of Arbitration [393 Kb] -05/11/05 Wayne Beattie Notice of Arbitration [394 Kb] -05/11/05 Wilfred Haines Notice of Arbitration [415 Kb] -03/16/05 Cor Van Raay Notice of Arbitration [396 Kb] -03/16/05 Joe Groenenboom Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb] -03/16/05 John Vander Heyden Notice of Arbitration [393 Kb] -03/16/05 Larry Nolan Notice of Arbitration [393 Kb] -03/16/05 Theodorus de Boer Notice of Arbitration [392 Kb]

http://www.state.gov/s/l/c14683.htm




TEST, TEST, TEST !!! why is that so difficult to do $$$ USDA did not do it correctly during the june 2004 enhanced BSE cover-up program, so why did they shut the testing numbers down so low they could not find anymore cases ??? could it be they are afraid of what they would find. ....


this is just how i view this ongoing nightmare since the death of my mother to the heidenhain variant of creutzfeldt jakob disease confirmed on 12/14/97.


i just made a promise to her i would not let this issue be swept under the rug like asbestos and tobacco was $$$


TSS


Wednesday, March 9, 2011




27 U.S. Senators want to force feed Japan Highly Potential North America Mad Cow Beef TSE PRION CJD



March 8, 2011



President Barack Obama The White House



1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, W Washington, DC 20500



Dear President Obama:



http://transmissiblespongiformencephalopathy.blogspot.com/2011/03/27-us-senators-want-to-force-feed-japan.html





----- Original Message -----
From: noreply@whitehouse.gov
To: flounder9@verizon.net
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 6:37 PM
Subject: Message Notification



Dear Friend,



Thank you for your message. On behalf of President Obama, we appreciate hearing from you. The President has promised the most transparent administration in history, and we are committed to listening to and responding to you.



In order to better handle the millions of electronic messages we are receiving and respond more quickly, we have implemented a new contact form on our website:



http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/




Please note that this web form has replaced comments@whitehouse.gov. That email address is no longer monitored, so we encourage you to resubmit your message through the link above. Thank you for using the web form and helping us improve communications with you.



Sincerely,



The Presidential Correspondence Team



Thank You! Thank you for contacting the White House.


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President Obama is committed to creating the most open and accessible Administration in history. That begins with taking comments and questions from you, the American people, through our website.



Our office receives thousands of messages from Americans each day. We do our best to reply to as many as we can, but please be aware that you may find more information and answers to your questions online. To follow news and learn more about President Obama's plans for winning the future, you can sign up for updates from the White House, read the White House Blog, or listen to White House podcasts.



For an easy-to-navigate source of information on Federal government services, please visit: www.USA.gov.



Thank you again for your message.



The Office of Presidential Correspondence



http://www.whitehouse.gov/thank-you

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