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From: TSS (216-119-133-159.ipset13.wt.net)
Subject: MAD COW NO LONGER A THREAT IN ITALY
Date: September 15, 2004 at 1:16 pm PST


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Subject: MAD COW NO LONGER A THREAT IN ITALY
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 13:17:25 -0500
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE


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MAD COW NO LONGER A THREAT IN ITALY

(AGI) - Rome, Italy, Sept.15 - In Italy, the Mad Cow BSE disease is no
longer a threat. The phenomenon has been strictly monitored, and the the
number of cases has dropped considerably: from January 2001 to September
2004, 2.516.453 tests were carried out, detecting 123 positive cases.
About 3000 tests per day were carried out. In our country, the ratio
fell from 14 to 2 cows per million heads. In Europe, the ratio was 66
per million in Portugal, 36 per million in the UK, 3 per million in
France and 1 per million in Switzerland; 1 p.m. in the USA, 20 p.m. in
Japan, 1 p.m. in Canada. In the US, however, a new virus, different from
the one which affects cows, and discovered among deer, has been killing
thousands of animals. That's what the experts pointed out during the
"Dealing with the BSE crisis" convention, organised by Zoo-prophylactic
Institutes and the Healthcare Ministry. Currently, the risk of
contracting the mad cow disease is 10 pct lower in Italy than in
Holland, France, Belgium, UK and Spain. Plus, about 300,000 cattle head
didn't undergo tests in France before being marketed, while such figure
drops to 2000 cattle head in Italy. (AGI)
151901 SET 04 COPYRIGHTS 2002-2003 AGI S.p.A.

http://www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200409151901-1213-RT1-CRO-0-NF11&page=0&id=agionline-eng.oggitalia

HERE IS THE TEXAS MAD COW THAT WENT TO THE RENDER WITHOUT BEING TESTED
AND OTHER MULTIPLE FLAWS IN THE SYSTEM;

July 13, 2004

IG Audit Finds Multiple Flaws in Mad Cow Surveillance Plan
Rep. Waxman raises questions about the effectiveness and credibility of
USDA's response to mad cow disease, citing an audit by the USDA
Inspector General that finds systemic deficiencies in the Department's
surveillance plan and new evidence that USDA misled the public in the
wake of the detection of an infected cow in Washington State.

- Letter to USDA
http://www.house.gov/reform/min/pdfs_108_2/pdfs_inves/pdf_food_usda_mad_cow_july_13_ig_let.pdf


http://www.house.gov/reform/min/pdfs_108_2/pdfs_inves/pdf_food_usda_mad_cow_july_13_ig_let.pdf


IG Draft Audit
http://www.house.gov/reform/min/pdfs_108_2/pdfs_inves/pdf_food_usda_mad_cow_july_13_ig_rep.pdf


http://www.house.gov/reform/min/pdfs_108_2/pdfs_inves/pdf_food_usda_mad_cow_july_13_ig_rep.pdf


May 13, 2004

Failure To Test Staggering Cow May Reflect Wider Problems
Rep. Waxman raises concerns that the recent failure of USDA to test an
impaired cow for BSE may not be an isolated incident, citing the failure
of USDA to monitor whether cows condemned for central nervous system
symptoms are actually tested for mad cow disease.

- Letter to USDA

http://www.house.gov/reform/min/pdfs_108_2/pdfs_inves/pdf_food_usda_mad_cow_may_13_let.pdf


http://www.house.gov/reform/min/pdfs_108_2/pdfs_inves/pdf_food_usda_mad_cow_may_13_let.pdf


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THAT ONE TEXAS MAD COW IS ONLY TIP OF ICE BURG;

No mad cow results for nearly 500 cows

By Steve Mitchell
United Press International
Published 8/11/2004 11:23 AM


WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture failed
to test for mad cow disease or collect the correct portion of the brain
on nearly 500 suspect cows over the past two years -- including some in
categories considered most likely to be infected -- according to agency
records obtained by United Press International.

The testing problems mean it may never be known with certainty whether
these animals were infected with the deadly disease. Department
officials said these animals were not included in the agency's final
tally of mad cow tests, but the records, obtained by UPI under the
Freedom of Information Act, indicate at least some of them were counted...

snip...

--

Steve Mitchell is UPI's Medical Correspondent. E-mail sciencemail@upi.com
Copyright © 2001-2004 United Press International

http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20040810-042935-2066r

EFSA Scientific Report on the Assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk
(GBR) of the United States of America (USA)

Adopted July 2004 (Question N° EFSA-Q-2003-083)

[20 August 2004]

http://www.efsa.eu.int/science/efsa_scientific_reports/gbr_assessments/catindex_en.html


Docket No. 2003N-0312 Animal Feed Safety System [TSS SUBMISSION]

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

Docket Management Docket: 02N-0273 - Substances Prohibited From Use in

Animal Food or Feed; Animal Proteins Prohibited in Ruminant Feed

Comment Number: EC -10

Accepted - Volume 2


http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dailys/03/Jan03/012403/8004be07.html

PART 2


http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dailys/03/Jan03/012403/8004be09.html


TSS

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[PDF] Opinion of the SSC on the Geographical BSE-Risk of San Marino

http://europa.eu.int/comm/food/fs/sc/ssc/out275b_en.pdf


Geographical Risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR)

http://europa.eu.int/comm/food/fs/sc/ssc/out243_en.pdf

TSS



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