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From: TSS ()
Subject: O.I.E. SELLS THERE SOUL TO THE DEVIL AND WILL REPEAT WHAT THE U.K. DID, POISON THE WORLD LEGALLY WITH MAD COW DISEASEs
Date: May 22, 2007 at 8:28 am PST

OIE relaxes safety rating on U.S., Canadian beef
Tue May 22, 2007 11:03 AM EDT

By Sybille de La Hamaide

PARIS (Reuters) - The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) softened
its security rating on U.S. and Canadian cattle on Tuesday, a move set to
revive their beef exports, crippled since mad cow disease surfaced a few
years ago.

The Paris-based OIE, which sets guidelines for animal health and meat
safety, gave the United States and Canada a "controlled risk" status for
bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) at its annual general meeting, an OIE
spokeswoman said.

"Canada and the United States have unanimously been granted 'BSE controlled
risk'," she said.

The new rating is set to prompt major markets to relax import restrictions
and accept all meat and meat products from U.S. and Canadian animals of any
age once certain risk materials are removed.

More than a dozen countries have barred some or all U.S. meat since 2003,
but exporters are homing in on four key markets they hope will revive
exports -- South Korea, Japan, Russia and China.

Some of those countries have reopened their markets partially, or have taken
steps in that direction, but the U.S. beef industry pledges it will not rest
until full trade resumes.

U.S. exports could increase by close to $2 billion a year if trade resumed
fully with China, Russia, South Korea, Japan and several other Asian
countries, John Reddington of the American Meat Institute said.

Canada's export-dependent cattle industry has also been grappling to recover
from trade bans sparked by the first native-born case of bovine spongiform
encephalopathy, or mad cow disease, found in May 2003.

Canadian breeding cattle are currently allowed into 11 countries. Recently,
exporters made shipments of pure bred cattle to Russia, heifers to Barbados
and bulls to South Korea.

© Reuters 2007. All Rights Reserved.

http://ca.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=domesticNews&storyID=2007-05-22T150252Z_01_L2299644_RTRIDST_0_CANADA-TRADE-USA-BEEF-COL.XML


Release No. 0149.07
Contact:
Andrea McNally (202) 690-4178
Keith Williams (202) 720-4623

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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MIKE JOHANNS REGARDING U.S. CLASSIFICATION BY OIE

May 22, 2007

"I'm pleased to report that the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)
has formally classified the United States as a controlled risk country for
bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). This classification confirms what we
have always contended-that U.S. regulatory controls are effective and that
U.S fresh beef and beef products from cattle of all ages can be safely
traded due to our interlocking safeguards.


"In October 2006, USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
submitted an application and supporting documents to OIE for review and
formal classification for BSE risk. The controlled risk status
classification we have received provides strong support from an
internationally recognized, standard-setting body that the science-based
mitigation measures in place in the United States effectively protect animal
health and food safety.


"We appreciate OIE's review of our application, as well as its leadership in
developing sound, science-based standards that will help countries
standardize regulations and import requirements. The U.S. is taking action
to achieve compliance with OIE standards and we ask the same of our trading
partners.


"We will use this international validation to urge our trading partners to
reopen export markets to the full spectrum of U.S. cattle and beef products.
We are notifying our trading partners of our expectation that they commit to
a timeframe to amend import requirements and expand access to their markets
to reflect this controlled risk determination. We will use every means
available to us to ensure that countries rapidly take steps to align their
requirements with international standards."

http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome?contentidonly=true&contentid=2007/05/0149.xml


National Center for Import and Export
Sanitary International Standards Team
World Organization for Animal Health - (OIE)


Draft Proposals October 2006
Comments Submitted to OIE Proposed for Adoption at General Session May 2007


Draft Proposals October 2006

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (pdf) (rtf)


http://www.aphis.usda.gov/NCIE/oie/pdf_files/tahc-bse-75-oct06.pdf

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/NCIE/oie/rtf_files/tahc-bse-75-oct06.rtf


Comments Submitted to OIE

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (pdf) (rtf)

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/NCIE/oie/pdf_files/tahc-bse-75-oct06_cmt.pdf

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/NCIE/oie/rtf_files/tahc-bse-75-oct06_cmt.rtf


Proposed for Adoption at General Session May 2007

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (pdf)


http://www.aphis.usda.gov/NCIE/oie/pdf_files/tahc-bse-75-mar07.pdf


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


http://ranchers.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=210084#210084

IN A NUT SHELL ;

(Adopted by the International Committee of the OIE on 23 May 2006)

11. Information published by the OIE is derived from appropriate
declarations made by the official Veterinary Services of Member Countries.
The OIE is not
responsible for inaccurate publication of country disease status based on
inaccurate information or
changes in epidemiological status or other significant events that were not
promptly
reported to then Central Bureau............

http://www.oie.int/eng/Session2007/RF2006.pdf


TSS




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