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From: Enrique (
Subject: Re: Risk management of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy in North America OIE document
Date: August 16, 2004 at 1:49 pm PST

In Reply to: Risk management of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy in North America OIE document posted by TSS on August 16, 2004 at 8:40 am:

Greetings from Mexico Amigo Terry:

Whenever I have mentioned that complete ignorance (benefit of the doubt) or in the worst case scenario a complete Official cover-up regarding TSEs in Mexico, It is NOT a joke and to give you an idea of what the situation is, please check out these numbers.…

SAGARPA – The Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganaderia, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentacion has hundreds of departments and NONE of them is authorized to work or keep any statistical info -or make them public- that may compromise or hurt the department in any possible way.

As for the BSE testing, these are carried out by the Approved Laboratory of the “Comision Mexico-Estados Unidos para la Prevencion de la Fiebre Aftosa y Otras Enfermedades Exoticas de los Animales” – CPA for short - in coordination with “Dispositivo Nacional de Emergencia de Sanidad Animal” – DINESA- and they do report directly to Direccion General de Sanidad Animal.

Such laboratory is MEX-USA (?) and was created to keep an eye on Anthrax and another “exotic diseases” like BSE today. It is a vault they say and reports only to Mexican and US authorities, no one else. Therefore, we, the common human being have no access to their info.

They keep it simple, they don generate any stats so, there is no Public Information except the one they let you have, so, doing my home work I found this info scattered all over different Public and Private Institutions and putting it together I got the following:

BSE Testing in Mexico*

Year – Herd – MSH – TIF – TSA – Tests - %
1996 – 30.3M – 3.3M – 1.4M – 4.7M – 2 – 0.00004
1997 – 30.8M – 3.0M – 1.3M – 4.3M – 140 – 0.0033
1998 – 31.0M – 2.9M – 1.3M – 4.2M – 405 – 0.0095
1999 – 30.2M – 3.0M – 1.3M – 4.3M – 288 – 0.0067
2000 – 30.5M – 3.1M – 1.3M – 4.4M – 194 – 0.0044
2001 – 30.6M – 0.8M – 0.3M – 1.1M – 43 – 0.0039

Ttl 5.3 yrs – 16.0M – 7.0M – 23.0M – 1,072 – 0.0046

*Info on animals tested for 2001 is 1st Qtr., Jan 01-March 31,

Herd – Size of the Mexican Herd at that particular year
MSH – Municipal Slaughter Houses – Number of slaughtered animals
TIF – Federal Inspection Slaughter/Processing Plants – Number of slaughtered animals
TSA – Total Slaughtered Animals
Test – BSE Test performed
% - Percentage of BSE Tests

Source: SAGARPA –,, and Confederacion Nacional de Organizaciones Ganaderas – CNOG –

Note: Starting 2001 (?) they were to show just one figure for TSE testings, that is for BSE and Scrapie.... So you can not tell wether they are complying with anything nor leaving any trace anywhere...

As for MBM, SRM, etc., you name it, we continue importing it from USA and Canada, no restrictions, no problem – "Let’s make $$$ and another administration will deal with it in 10 to 15 years if not longer… by then we will be long gone – With love, your authorities…"

As for the Japanese, S. Korean and Chinese Authorities….. TAKE THIS AS A WARNING!!… Corruption is RAMPANT in Mexico…


US beef arrives in Mexican shipment

Amigo Terry, It hurts deeply inside but we ought to stop them or at least exhibit them…

My very best to you all,

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