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From: TSS ()
Subject: Japan panel says US beef is safe, trade to resume ''I am very shameful as a Japanese. This is not science.''
Date: October 31, 2005 at 6:09 am PST





Welcome to the Food Safety Commission

About us

Mission
The Food Safety Commission is an organization that undertakes risk assessment, and is independent from risk management organizations such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. By recognizing that protecting the health of the people is one of the country's most important issues, the Commission's primary goals can be summarized into three main tasks:
1) Conducting risk assessment on food in a scientific, independent, and fair manner, and making recommendations to relevant ministries based upon the results from the risk assessment, 2) Implementing risk communication among stakeholders such as consumers and food-related business operators, and 3) Responding to food-borne accidents and emergencies.

Organization
The Food Safety Commission is headed by seven commissioners who are experts on food safety issues.
Under the commission, the 16-Expert Committees have established.
The Expert Committees include the “Planning Expert Committee,” the “Risk Communication Expert Committee,” the “Emergency Response Expert Committee,” and the other 13 Expert Committees, including the Food Additives Expert Committee, Pesticides Expert Committee, and Microorganisms Expert Committee.
The Secretariat is headed by the Director-General and Deputy Director-General, and is comprised of four divisions, including the “General Affairs Division,” the “Risk Assessment Division,” the “Recommendation and Public Relations Division,” the “Information and Emergency Response Division,”and one director for risk communication.

Topics

BSE & vCJD

Deliberation of the Food Safety Commission on the import of beef and beef offal from the U.S.A. and Canada[PDF] (October 6, 2005 updated)

Food Safety Risk Assessment Related to Measures Against Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in Japan

・ Outline of Report (Excerpts from Conclusion)[PDF]

・ Food Safety Risk Assessment Related to Measures Against Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in Japan(Tentative Translation)[PDF]
  This report hereafter might be revised, or tables and figures might be added to this report.

(Reference)
 Deliberation of the Food Safety Commission on the revision of BSE measures in Japan[PDF]


Measures against Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in Japan (Interim report) [September 2004(Tentative Translation)] [PDF]

  The interim report hereafter might be revised, or tables and figures might be added to the report.




Survey for Food Safety Monitors

Survey for Food Safety Monitors: “Attitudes Toward Food Safety”〔Summary〕September in 2003 [PDF]


Standards for Risk Assessment

Genetically Modified Food/Feed

Standards for the Safety Assessment of Genetically Modified Foods(Seed Plants)[January 29, 2004][PDF]



Evaluation Reports

Food Additive

Pesticide


Brochure

The Food Safety Basic Law (Tentative Translation) [PDF]

Links

Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet ; Links to Ministers and Other Organizations

International Organizations

Foreign Governments and others

Japanese Research Institute and others

Food Safety Commission Secretariat
Postal Mailing Address:
 2-13-10 Prudential Tower
 6th Floor
 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku
 Tokyo 100-8989, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5251-9218
Fax: +81-3-3591-2237

http://www.fsc.go.jp/english/index.html



Japan panel says US beef is safe, trade to resume
By Aya Takada TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will ease a ban on U.S.
RedNova Found 12 minutes ago Translate • More info

U.S. beef may be back for new year
Consumers in Japan can expect to again be eating U.S. beef early in the new year if a ban on imports is lifted as outlined in a government report released Monday.
Asahi.com Found 32 minutes ago Translate • More info

Japan tackles beef over U.S. meat
Gov't panel says certain U.S. beef is highly unlikely to carry mad cow disease and can be imported.
CNN Money Found 1 hour ago Translate • More info

Japan panel says US beef is safe, trade to resume
Japan will ease a ban on U.S. beef imports after a Japanese panel declared on Monday that beef from young American cattle is safe if risk materials that could transmit mad cow disease are removed, government officials said.
Reuters via Yahoo! News Found 3 hours ago Translate • More info

Japan to boycott US beef
10:15 2005-10-31 Japanese consumer groups on Thursday threatened to boycott US beef if the government lifted its near two-year ban on imports, claiming Tokyo was being bullied by Washington into resuming trade in potentially dangerous meat.
Pravda Ru Found 6 hours ago Translate • More info

Japan Panel Says U.S. Beef Has `Low Risk' of BSE (Update2)
Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. beef imports to Japan present a ``very low risk'' of causing human infection with a variant of mad-cow disease provided specific conditions are met, a government committee said today, signaling the country is moving closer to lifting a 22-month ban on the meat.
Bloomberg.com Found 7 hours ago Translate • More info

◆ Panel OKs draft report recommending end to beef import ban
A food safety panel adopted a draft report Monday recommending an end to the two-year-old ban on U.S. and Canadian beef, paving the way for Japan to resume imports of beef in December from cattle aged up to 20 months.
Kyodo News Found 7 hours ago Translate • More info

2ND LD: Panel OKs draft report recommending end to beef import ban
_ (EDS: ADDING INFO)
Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News Found 8 hours ago Translate • More info

◆ Panel OKs draft report recommending end to beef import ban
The Food Safety Commission's specialists panel is in session in Tokyo on Oct. 31 to discus...
Kyodo News Found 8 hours ago Translate • More info

Japanese panel says U.S. beef is safe enough
A Japanese panel said Monday that the risk of mad cow disease from U.S. beef is nearly as low as that from homegrown animals, moving the country a step closer to lifting a ban on North American imports.
CBC News Found 8 hours ago Translate • More info


http://www.altavista.com/news/results?q=BSE+japan&nc=0&nr=0&nd=2&sort=date


----- Original Message -----
From:
To: Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005 7:05 AM
Subject: Re: Japan's food safety panel and USA mad cow beef ???


Hello, Terry,

There are the English news of the result of food safety committee.
http://www.altavista.com/news/results?q=BSE+japan&nc=0&nr=0&nd=2&sort=date

I required of the Diet member and submitted the information acquired from you to food Safety committee.
But the indication was all disregarded.
However, most information in question was disregarded.
The Diet submitted the question about a reason which disregards these problems to the government by the official document.

You will be amazed supposing you read analysis with "scientific" Japanese food Safety committee.

After a while, that document of food Safety committee is translated into English.
If an English document is made, please have Professor Prusiner and Assistant professor safer look at the portion of model calculation of U.S. risk assessment.

It is the English site of food Safety committee of Japan...
http://www.fsc.go.jp/english/index.html


Thank you,,,
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