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From: TSS ()
Subject: Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry BSE WHAT ABOUT OUR PET FOOD!
Date: May 5, 2007 at 11:11 am PST

Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry
Issue 6 - Evidence of February 3, 2005

Senator Mercer: I want to move off the farm for a moment. I am concerned about my dog's health over the years. I understand that ruminant materials still can be used legally in pet food. What are we doing to protect our pet population, to ensure that the feed I am feeding my dog, and others are feeding their dogs and cats is safe and that there are no ruminant materials in that pet food? That is my first question, which is probably the easier of my two questions, because I am going back to our American friends again and you continue to skirt around those questions.

They are up here looking at our system, making sure that they are comfortable with our inspection and that our inspection is doing a good job. However, it is interesting that an internal audit of the USDA's mad cow surveillance program by the agency's inspector last fall found a failure to test the riskiest animals, confusion among inspectors and slaughterhouses, and a failure to follow regulations.

When the border opens, cattle will be moving back and forth across the border, as they did in the past. They want to feel comfortable with our animals moving south. I want to feel comfortable with their animals moving north. Are we checking out their systems and ensuring that their systems are up to the high standards that we have established for ourselves post-BSE? I think that what is good for the goose is good for the gander.


http://www.parl.gc.ca/38/1/parlbus/commbus/senate/Com-e/agri-e/06eva-e.htm?Language=E&Parl=38&Ses=1&comm_id=2


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



Date: March 21, 2007 at 2:27 pm PST
RECALLS AND FIELD CORRECTIONS: VETERINARY MEDICINES -- CLASS II
___________________________________
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

___________________________________
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/bbs/topics/enforce/2007/ENF00996.html

BSE and the safety of pets


With the exception of cats, no pets (companion animals) are known to be susceptible to the infectious agent that causes BSE in cattle. No evidence of BSE has ever been found in dogs, horses, birds, or reptiles.


However, cats are susceptible. Approximately 90 cats in the UK and several cats in other European countries have been diagnosed with the feline version of BSE, or FSE. Before it was recognized that they were susceptible to the BSE agent, cats were exposed to the infectious agent through commercial cat food or through meat scraps provided by butchers. The number of reported cases of FSE in the UK and Europe has been declining annually since 1994 after implementation of feed bans in those countries.


Currently in the U.S. , animal products that are prohibited from cattle feed are acceptable for use in pet food. Such products include meat and bone meal, for example. However, FDA believes that the safeguards it has put into place (i.e. ruminant feed rule) to prevent BSE in the U.S. have also protected cats. To date, no case of FSE has been found in the U.S. FDA continues to review these safeguards to be sure they are adequate, especially in light of the BSE case found in Washington State in December, 2003.


Material from the BSE positive cow in Washington State did not pose a risk to cats in the U.S. because none of it was released into distribution. All firms involved with the incident in Washington State were found to be in compliance with the BSE rules.


http://www.fda.gov/cvm/petfoods.htm

FELINE AND CANINE ALZHEIMER'S OR MAD CAT/DOG DISEASE AND PET FOOD ...

Subject: FDA BSE Update - Pet Food from Canadian Manufacturer & MAD DOG ...

http://www.kxmb.com/getForumPost.asp?ArticleId=113652

IN CONFIDENCE

Suspect BSE in Horse


The Parliamentary Secretary (Mr Maclean) will wish to be aware that, in making his differential diagnosis, a veterinary surgeon in the Reading area has included the possibility of BSE in a horse under his care. Athough it is unlikely to be BSE, because of the symptoms exhbibited the veterinarian believes that he cannot exclude the possibility. The case was brought to the notice of one of the veterinary staff at the CVL by the owner's veterinary surgeon and liaison is being maintained.

The horse in question is a five-year old eventing gelding which was purchased by the present owner about four months ago. Approximately two months after purchase the animal became a little apprehensive, developed mild nervous symptoms and became over-sensitive to noise. The nervous symptoms have increased and the horse is now practically impossible to ride. Investigations by the owner's private veterinary surgeon are continuing but it is likely that the animal will have to be destroyed.

If the horse should die or be destroyed, a full post-mortem examination will be required for insurance purposes and will probably be carried out at a non-Ministry laboratory. However, Mr. Bradley of the Pathology Department, CVL, has informed the private veterinary surgeon that he is willing to provide a second opinion on the brain histology if requested.

I will keep the Parliamentary Secretary informed of any further developments in the case.

I CRAWFORD
14 May 1990

Mr. M P H Hill, PS/Parliamentary Secretary
(Mr Maclean) - by FAX

cc: Private Offices - by FAX
Mr. K C Meldrum
Mrs E A J Attridge - by FAX
Mr. D J Evans
Mr. K C Taylor
Mr. R Lowson
Mr. R Bradley, CVL

(hand written notes to follow, hard to read...tss)

The Parliamentary Secretary (Mr. Maclean) was grateful for this. He said that we must keep very close ........on it, and when the horse dies, or put down we must be told immediately. He also feels it is very important ... our veterinary staff are included in the brain examination...........(the rest cut out......tss)


90/05.14/10.1


http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1990/05/14010001.pdf

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1990/06/26009001.pdf

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1990/06/26010001.pdf


36. PMSG was used initially. This was followed by Porcine and Ovine FSH with a

small amount of Equine FSH, (HAP which is equine FSH, which is derived from

horse pituitaries). Human Menopausal Gonodotrophin (HMG), derived from

urine was used following work done by DeLauria and others in Italy largely

funded by Serono but because the demand in the human fertility field and the

expense and inconvenience of the packaging (small vials) was curtailed. It has

been launched in the last few years as a veterinary product under the name

Pergovet but is still very expensive and is reserved for occasional use.

37. As far as LH (Luteinising hormone) is concerned, as I have mentioned earlier

this has been used for the last forty years as a holding injection.


snip...


Paragraphs 3.3, 3.4 & 3.5 of Dr Maddocks’ original statement (WS No 467)

28. (bGH) (bovine growth hormone) was used for a short time in the USA. It was

never allowed in the UK not even the recombinant form is allowed, as it is in the

USA. No incidence of BSE was reported in the USA and they surely would now

be looking for it?

29. Pituitary FSH from pigs has been used in the USA prior to its use in the UK and

much more extensively there and Canada. There is no reported incidence of BSE

in either country.

30. Thousands of embryos were exported from this country to the USA prior to the

ban being imposed. No cases of BSE have occurred in the resultant progeny or

the surrogate mothers.

31. In the UK, two ET companies looked into and did use Porcine FSH collected

from slaughter houses and prepared in house by very experienced and qualified

individuals. In the second case an outside laboratory of good repute did the

extraction.

32. It was most definitely not a case of being a “cottage industry”. This FSH was not

sold to veterinarians or farmers but was distributed in a limited way to those vets

involved in ET.

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/ws/s537.pdf


The Premarin Menopause Drug is Made of Horse Urine

http://www.hihopes.com/premarin_info_p2.html


http://www.findings.net/supremarin.html


PLEASE NOTE, THESE ARE JUST A FEW MAD HORSE FEED RECALL, not enough room to list all. ...TSS

CVM Update
January 10, 2001

UPDATE ON RUMINANT FEED (BSE) ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES

http://www.fda.gov/cvm/CVM_Updates/bseup.htm


RECALLS AND FIELD CORRECTIONS: VETERINARY MEDICINE - CLASS II_______________________
PRODUCT
Red Cell, Iron Rich Homogenized, Yucca Flavored Vitamin-Iron-Mineral
Supplement for all classes of horses. For Animal Use Only. NET
CONTENTS: 1 GALLON. HORSE HEALTH Products, A Division
of Farnam Companies, Inc. PO Box 34820, Phoenix AZ 85067-4820,
Recall # V-002-2.
Redglo, EQUICARE (brand), Homogenized Energy Building Liquid Multi-
Vitamin Supplement for Horses. EQUICARE PRODUCTS, A
Division of Farnam Companies, Inc., PO Box 34820, Phoenix, AZ,
Recall # V-003-2.
CODE
All codes.
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Farnam Companies, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, sent a recall letter dated
March 8, 2001, to all distributors via regular first class mail. Firm
initiated recall is ongoing.
REASON
The products contain protein material derived from
bovine mammalian tissues; however, the bags are not labeled with the
required BSE cautionary statement.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
14,000 to 15,000 gallons.
DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide.

http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/ENFORCE/2001/ENF00719.html


Non-Ruminant Custom Mix Feeds:
V-393-1 "40% Poultry Feed" manufactured with Buckeye 40%
Poultry Concentrate Crumbles, Item 12100
V-394-1 "40% Hog Feed" manufactured with Buckeye 40% Gro'Em
Lean, Item 20550
V-395-1 "Horse Premium Mixer" manufactured with Buckeye 32%
Premium Mixer Pellets, Item 38000
Code: All bulk custom mix feeds manufactured prior to April 20, 2001.
The customer invoices indicate the type of Buckeye supplement used in the
bulk feed.
REASON:
The bulk custom mix feeds were prepared with ruminant feed supplements
recalled by Buckeye Nutrition due to contamination with protein derived
from mammalian tissues. The non-ruminant bulk custom mix feeds were not
labeled with the required BSE caution statement "Do Not Feed to Cattle or
Other Ruminants."
MANUFACTURER/RECALLING FIRM:
Ferrin Cooperative Equity Exchange, Inc., Carlyle, Illinois
RECALLED BY:
The firm , by letter beginning on June 28, 2001.
FIRM INITIATED RECALL:
Ongoing.
DISTRIBUTION:
IL
QUANTITY:
169 tons of ruminant feeds and 27 tons of non-ruminant feeds


END OF ENFORCEMENT REPORT FOR October 10,
2001.


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http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/ENFORCE/2001/ENF00714.html


RECALL NUMBER, PRODUCT AND CODE:
Recall # Product
V-397-1 Hyland Floating Fishfood, in 50 pound bags
V-398-1 Endurance Plus Extrude Horse Feed, in 50 pound bags
V-399-1 Seminole Ultra Bloom Horse Feed, in 50 pound bags
V-400-1 Wheat Flakes, extruded product in bulk, not bagged
V-401-1 Corn Flakes, extruded product in bulk, not bagged
V-402-1 Capt. Crunch, extruded product in bulk, not bagged
V-403-1 Green Corn Puffs, extruded product in bulk, not bagged
V-404-1 Orange Corn Puffs, extruded product in bulk, not
bagged
V-405-1 Whole Kernel Corn, in 50 pound bags, unlabeled
V-406-1 Soybean Meal, in bulk, not bagged, unlabeled
ALL CODES
REASON:
The animal feed products may contain proteins derived from mammalian tissues.
The products are not labeled with the required BSE caution statement "Do Not
Feed to Cattle or Other Ruminants."
MANUFACTURER/RECALLING FIRM:
The Hyland Company, Ashland, Kentucky
RECALLED BY:
Manufacturer, by telephone on July 25, 2001, and letters on July 31, 2001.
FIRM INITIATED RECALL:
Complete
DISTRIBUTION:
KY, GA, NC, FL WV
QUANTITY:
568 tons


END OF ENFORCEMENT REPORT FOR August 29, 2001.

####


http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/ENFORCE/2001/ENF00708.html


Article Posted: 04/15/2007 9:16:48 PM

Human and Animal Food Poisoning with Mad Cow a Slow Death

an editorial by Terry S. Singeltary Sr.


HUMAN AND ANIMAL FOOD POISONING WITH MAD COW DISEASEs A SLOW DEATH


WITH all the pet food deaths mounting from tainted pet food, all the suffering not only the animals are going through, but there owners as well, why are owners of these precious animals not crying about the mad cow tainted animal carcasses they poison there animals with everyday, and have been for decades, why not an uproar about that? well, let me tell you why, they don't drop dead immediately, it's a slow death, they simply call it FELINE and or CANINE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, DEMENTIA OR MAD CAT/DOG DISEASE i.e. FSE and they refuse to document CSE i.e.Canine Spongiform Encephalopathy, but it's there and there is some strange pathological findings on that topic that was convientantly swept under the rug. Sadly, this happens everyday with humans, once again confidently swept under the rug as Alzheimer's and or dementia i.e. fast Alzheimer's. Who wants to spend money on an autopsy on an old dog or cat? Sadly, it's the same with humans, you get old and demented your either die or your family puts you in an old folks home and forgets about you, then you die, and again, no autopsy in most cases. Imagine 4.5 annually with Alzheimer's, with and estimated 20+ million dieing a slow death by 2050, and in reality it will most likely be much higher than that now that the blood supply has been infiltrated with the TSE agent, and we now know that blood is another route and source for this hideous disease. It's hell getting old now a days.


NOW, for the ones that don't believe me, well mad cow has been in the USA for decades undetected officially, but the late Richard Marsh documented way back, again, swept under the rug. Then in 2003 in December, the first case of BSE was finally documented, by accident. Then you had the next two cases that were documented in Texas and Alabama, but it took an act of Congress, literally, to get those finally documented, and when they were finally documented, they were atypical BSE or Bovine Amyloid Spongiform Encephalopathy (BASE), which when transmitted to humans is not vCJD or nvCJD, but SPORADIC CJD. Now you might ask yourself what about that mad cow feed ban of August 4, 1997, the year my mother died from the Heidenhain Variant of Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (confirmed), well that ruminant to ruminant was merely a regulation on paper that nobody enforced. Just last month there was 10+ PLUS MILLION POUNDS OF BANNED BLOOD TAINTED MBM DISPERSED INTO COMMERCE, and there is no way the FDA will ever recover it. It will be fed out again. 2006 was a banner year for FDA mad cow protein fed out into commerce. Looks like 2007 will be also.
Our federal Government has failed us at every corner when it comes to food safety. maybe your dog, your cat, your mom, your dad, your aunt, or your uncle, but again, who cares, there old and demented, just put them down, or put them away. It's hell getting old. ...END

http://www.swnebr.net/newspaper/cgi-bin/articles/articlearchiver.pl?160273


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0704&L=sanet-mg&D=0&P=17625


FDA, WORKING HARD FOR YOU.....

that fda czar will save us .......borta.............pause.....................NOT !!!


TSS




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