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From: TSS ()
Subject: CFIA Testing Inconclusive Potential Canadian BSE Sample
Date: August 22, 2006 at 8:00 pm PST

8/22/2006 6:28:00 PM

CFIA Testing Inconclusive Potential Canadian BSE Sample

WINNIPEG (Dow Jones)--The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is currently running tests on an inconclusive sample from a mature Canadian animal, that may or may not prove to be the country's latest case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy or mad cow disease, a CFIA spokesman confirmed late Tuesday.

CFIA media relations officer Alain Charette confirmed that a sample coming from a mature animal had been tested in a provincial lab. The provincial tests came back inconclusive for BSE, so the sample has been sent on to the CFIA for further testing, he said.

The testing is ongoing, and Charette said the CFIA will make an announcement once the final results are known. The length of time to conduct the test will depend on the quality of the sample, and could take anywhere from 48 hours to many days, he said.

Charette couldn't provide any further details regarding the animal in question or the province it came from.

Source: Phil Franz-Warkentin, Dow Jones Newswires; 204-947-1700;

Canada CFIA has been pretty good about quick results back from BSE tests. I would hope just because the USDA et al in the USA has stopped looking to document BSE in the USA (in fact, just the opposite), furthermore i would be glad to document this for anyone that would be willing to contradict my statement But i would hope that this result would not take days or weeks, or almost a year as with the USDA et al (7+ months) and finally an act of congress, to finally confirm that Texas mad cow, then another year to finally admit it was indeed an atypical BSE, 3 years to finally have all the data on that ONE Mad cow in TEXAS. I suppose i can be thankful that they did not just render this mad cow in Texas as they have before without any test at all. Imagine how many decades it will take to find out about all the rest of the mad cows in the USA.

WE can all hope that this latest suspect mad cow in Canada is a false positive/inconclusive. ...


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