From: TSS ()
Subject: Re: Mad Cow Disease: An Evaluation of a Small Feed Testing Program FDA Implemented in 2003 GAO-06-157R, October 11
Date: November 9, 2005 at 6:38 pm PST
In Reply to: Re: Mad Cow Disease: An Evaluation of a Small Feed Testing Program FDA Implemented in 2003 GAO-06-157R, October 11 posted by TSS on November 9, 2005 at 1:47 pm:
FDA Mad Cow Testing too Slow to Catch Disease - GAO
USA: November 10, 2005
WASHINGTON - By the time the US government completes its tests of cattle
feed, it may be too late to prevent the spread of mad cow disease, according
to a report issued on Wednesday by Congress's investigative arm.
> In nearly half of the 989 samples tested between August 2003 and June of
this year, it took the US Food and Drug Administration more than a month to
> determine if they contained banned protein products responsible for mad
now that's a hoot isn't it. it took nearly 8 months to finally confirm the
first home grown mad cow in the USA i.e. the TEXAS mad cow that was from Nov
2004 and it took 7+ months to finally confirm, thanks to the Honorable
Phyllis Fong of the OIG. THAT with absolutely no help from Johanns. IN fact
he wanted her head for confirming the mad cow. THIS after the FDA let the
other TEXAS stumbling and staggering mad cow go undetected completely
without any TSE test at all, sent it directly to the render, did not pass
go, did not collect $200 or anything, nope, that one got away clean. THEN,
while the whole thing was going on with the Fong cow Johanns tried to cover
up, you had another USA suspect mad cow sit up on a shelf for another 4
months before anyone ever decided to test it for mad cow disease. EXCEPT
this time, we have what i call the Fong EFFECT take hold, where this tissue
sample was stored in a preservative which made it impossible to confirm with
WB is what finally confirmed the TEXAS mad cow that did not get away.
WB is what Johanns never wanted to be used. SO, this is why i call it the
'Fong Effect' or the 'Fong Syndrome', or the 'end around'.
and this is what they call the 'June 2004 Enhanced BSE surveillance
Program', or what i call the 'June 2004 Enhanced BSE cover-up' in the USA.
those 500,000+ rapid BSE test, minus the 9,200 routine IHC tests on samples
that did not first undergo rapid testing are meaningless to me with this
kind of BSE protocol. ...
still disgusted in Bacliff, Texas USA