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From: TSS (216-119-143-243.ipset23.wt.net)
Subject: Re: Working Group Report on the Assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR III) of USA 2004 ''extremely/very unstable BSE/cattle system''
Date: August 22, 2004 at 4:33 pm PST

In Reply to: Working Group Report on the Assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR III) of USA 2004 ''extremely/very unstable BSE/cattle system'' posted by TSS on August 20, 2004 at 11:28 am:

From: Terry S. Singeltary Sr. [flounder@wt.net]
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 1:03 PM
To: fdadockets@oc.fda.gov
Cc: ggraber@cvm.fda.gov; Linda.Grassie@fda.gov; BSE-L
Subject: Docket No. 2003N-0312 Animal Feed Safety System [TSS SUBMISSION
TO DOCKET 2003N-0312]

Greetings FDA,

snip...

PLUS, if the USA continues to flagrantly ignore the _documented_ science
to date about the known TSEs in the USA (let alone the undocumented TSEs
in cattle), it is my opinion, every other Country that is dealing with
BSE/TSE should boycott the USA and demand that the SSC reclassify the
USA BSE GBR II risk assessment to BSE/TSE GBR III 'IMMEDIATELY'. for the
SSC to _flounder_ any longer on this issue, should also be regarded with
great suspicion as well. NOT to leave out the OIE and it's terribly flawed
system of disease surveillance. the OIE should make a move on CWD in the
USA, and make a risk assessment on this as a threat to human health. the
OIE should also change the mathematical formula for testing of disease.
this (in my opinion and others) is terribly flawed as well. to think that
a sample survey of 400 or so cattle in a population of 100 million, to
think this will find anything, especially after seeing how many TSE tests
it took Italy and other Countries to find 1 case of BSE (1 million rapid
TSE test in less than 2 years, to find 102 BSE cases), should be proof
enough to make drastic changes of this system. the OIE criteria for BSE
Country classification and it's interpretation is very problematic. a
text that is suppose to give guidelines, but is not understandable,
cannot be considered satisfactory. the OIE told me 2 years ago that they
were concerned with CWD, but said any changes might take years. well,
two years have come and gone, and no change in relations with CWD as a
human health risk. if we wait for politics and science to finally make
this connection, we very well may die before any decisions
or changes are made. this is not acceptable. we must take the politics
and the industry out of any final decisions of the Scientific community.
this has been the problem from day one with this environmental man made
death sentence. some of you may think i am exaggerating, but you only have
to see it once, you only have to watch a loved one die from this one time,
and you will never forget, OR forgive...yes, i am still very angry...
but the transmission studies DO NOT lie, only the politicians and the
industry do... and they are still lying to this day...TSS

http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dockets/03n0312/03N-0312_emc-000001.txt


Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
P.O. BOX 42
Bacliff, TEXAS USA





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