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From: TSS (216-119-130-168.ipset10.wt.net)
Subject: FDA POSTS CUT-UP VERSION - 50 STATE BSE CONFERENCE CALL JAN. 9, 2001 (my notes) [REPLY TO USDA]
Date: January 11, 2001 at 10:34 am PST

In Reply to: Re: U.S.A. - 50 STATE BSE CONFERENCE CALL JAN. 9, 2001 (my notes) [REPLY TO USDA] posted by TSS on January 10, 2001 at 2:11 pm:

Greetings List Members,

here is a very short version transcript of the
50 state BSE conference call. This is the fastest
i have ever seen them post anything on TSE's???
The sad part is, half the transcript of the complete
conference call has been deleted. I called the FDA
at 301-594-1755 asking how i could acquire the full
text version of the transcript, as opposed to this
cut up version, and was immediately transferred to
a supervisor that was not their. I want to see, their
version of the uncut 50 state BSE conference call,
including the call-in questions. wonder why they were
omitted in this very short version???

with kind regards,
Terry S. Singeltary Sr., Bacliff, Texas USA

CVM Update
FDA, Center For Veterinary Medicine

January 10, 2001

UPDATE ON RUMINANT FEED (BSE) ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is a type of “transmissible
spongiform encephalopathy” disease that
infects cattle. After the first case in 1986 in the United Kingdom, BSE
quickly became an epidemic in cattle herds there. No cases of BSE have
been found in U.S. cattle, despite active monitoring.

Rendered feed ingredients contaminated with an infectious agent are
believed to be the source of BSE infection in
cattle. Some of the feed given to cattle includes remnants of the
slaughtering process, such as the brain and
spinal cord, which may harbor the agent that causes BSE. Although the
material is cooked during the rendering
process, the BSE agent can survive.

To prevent the establishment and amplification of BSE through feed in
the United States, FDA implemented a
final rule that prohibits the feeding of mammalian protein to ruminant
animals in most cases. This rule, Title 21
Part 589.2000 of the Code of Federal Regulations, became effective on
August 4, 1997.

FDA developed an enforcement plan with the goal of 100% compliance with
this rule. For the first two years it
was in effect, the enforcement plan included education as well as
inspections with FDA taking compliance actions
for egregious actions or repeated non-compliance. As part of the
enforcement plan, an assignment was issued to
all FDA District Offices in 1998 to conduct inspections of 100% of all
renderers and feed mills and some
ruminant feeders to determine compliance.

FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has assembled data from the
inspections conducted thus far, and
presented the following data in a conference call FDA held with Federal
and State feed control officials on
January 9, 2001.

To date, there have been a total of 9,947 inspections. The majority of
these inspections (around 80%) were conducted by State officials and
the remainder by FDA. Various segments of the feed industry had
different
levels of compliance.

For Renderers, who are at the "top of the pyramid" since they are the
first to handle rendered protein, and who
send materials to feed mills and other ruminant feeders:

Total number of inspections -- 239. Firms handling prohibited material
-- 180

· Firms whose products were labeled with the required caution statement
-- 84%

· Had a system to prevent commingling -- 72%

· Followed recordkeeping regulations -- 96-98%

For FDA Licensed Feed Mills -- 1,240 total -- Inspected -- 846. Of
those feed mills inspected, 347 were
handling prohibited material:

· Firms whose products were labeled with the required caution statement
-- 80%

· Had a system to prevent commingling -- 91%

· Followed recordkeeping regulations -- 98%

For Non-FDA Licensed Feed Mills -- 4,344 inspected (FDA does not know
the total number since they are not required to be licensed by the
Agency, but it could be 6,000 - 8,000.) Of those feed mills inspected,
1,593 were handling prohibited material:

· Firms whose products were labeled with the required caution statement
-- 59%

· Had a system to prevent commingling -- 74%

· Followed recordkeeping regulations -- 91%

FDA is continuing its enforcement efforts to achieve the goals of 100%
inspection of all renderers and feed mills
and some ruminant feeders and 100% compliance with the ruminant feed
regulations. FDA Field offices have an
assignment to re-inspect 700 firms that were not in full compliance with
the rule but have committed to
implementing the regulation. In addition, FDA is seeking assistance
from State feed control officials to identify
non-FDA licensed feed mills and to conduct additional inspections in all
categories. FDA anticipates higher
levels of compliance after completion of follow-up inspections.

Issued by: FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Office of Management and
Communications, HFV-12 7500 Standish Place,
Rockville, MD 20855 Telephone: (301) 594-1755 FAX:
(301) 594-1831

Internet Web Site:

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

http://www.fda.gov/cvm/index/updates/bseup.htm



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