SEARCH VEGSOURCE:

 

 

Follow Ups | Post Followup | Back to Discussion Board | VegSource
See spam or
inappropriate posts?
Please let us know.
  




From: Terry S. Singeltary Sr. (216-119-139-252.ipset19.wt.net)
Subject: USDA, FDA AND DHS SIGN AGREEMENT WITH NASDA TO MAKE NATION’S AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SUPPLY MORE SECURE
Date: September 27, 2004 at 12:26 pm PST

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: USDA, FDA AND DHS SIGN AGREEMENT WITH NASDA TO MAKE NATION’S AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SUPPLY MORE SECURE
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 14:20:44 -0500
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE


Newsroom Section Header

Release No. 0407.04

Contacts:
Steven Cohen, FSIS (202) 720-9113
Bradford Stone, FDA (301) 827-6250
Kirk Whitworth, DHS (202) 282-8010

printable version Printable version


Joint USDA, FDA and DHS Release

USDA, FDA AND DHS SIGN AGREEMENT WITH NASDA TO MAKE NATION’S AGRICULTURE
AND FOOD SUPPLY MORE SECURE

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS),
today signed a cooperative agreement with the National Association of
State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) to further develop integrated
federal-state response plans for food and agricultural emergencies. This
agreement advances one of the many homeland security directives set by
President Bush to improve federal, state and local cooperation through
enhanced response and recovery procedures in the event of a disaster.

“Strengthening the food security infrastructure remains a high
priority for the Bush Administration,” said Agriculture Under Secretary
for Food Safety Dr. Elsa Murano. “An integrated federal-state response
plan will supplement the nation’s strong food safety threat response
system with additional measures to improve the ability of federal, state
and local officials to prevent deliberate food contamination.”

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), FDA and DHS’s
Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection are funding the
development of an integrated approach to prepare for and respond to
emergencies affecting national agriculture and food infrastructure.

"This agreement greatly strengthens the essential food safety network
of federal, state and municipal governments," said Acting Food and Drug
Administration Commissioner Dr. Lester Crawford. "Establishment of clear
and consistent practices for combating threats to the food supply is a
necessary prerequisite to the public health imperative of providing
secure, safe and nutritious food for all Americans."

The state departments of agriculture will gain technical expertise
from FSIS, FDA and DHS officials through workgroups and tabletop
exercises. Best practices and guidelines for federal and state food
regulatory officials will be developed to address lessons learned from
case studies and threat assessments.

"Securing our nation's food supply requires a unified effort from the
federal to the farm level," said Frank Libutti, Under Secretary for
Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection at the Department of
Homeland Security. "This agreement is our next step in making sure that
everyone is working together to keep our nation safe."

The cooperative agreement will occur in three phases with the first
phase starting immediately and phase three concluding by June 2005.
During the first phase, a workgroup, comprised of federal, state and
local officials, will gather information about existing state emergency
response systems and how food/agricultural safety and security
emergencies will be handled within the various states. The workgroup,
during the second phase, will then develop an interagency response plan,
which includes state and local participation, conduct tabletop exercises
and pilots to test functionality of the emergency response plan and
refine it based on lessons-learned and other input. Phase three will
involve the development of guidelines for federal food and agricultural
regulatory agencies to cooperate with state and local emergency response
efforts, thus facilitating federal assistance to be made available more
quickly and appropriately to assist the local response and recovery efforts.

Coordination and cooperation among stakeholders in food safety and
security continues to be a principal commitment of the Administration as
it continually strives to make greater advances in protecting the
nation’s food supply from intentional and unintentional threats.
Additional information about food security is available on the FSIS Web
page at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Food_Security_&_Emergency
_Preparedness/index.asp

and FDA’s Web page at http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/fsterr.html
.

#

http://www.usda.gov/Newsroom/0407.04.html

Greetings,

SIMPLY amazing is it not? THE 8/4/97 partial and voluntary r-to-r feed
ban and THE USA BSE Emergency Response plan
worked so well, they must initiate another 'National Association of
State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA)' to do what The U.S.
Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
FAILED TO DO in the first place. BOY, i feel safer already don't you$

> “Strengthening the food security infrastructure remains a high
> priority for the Bush Administration,” said Agriculture Under
> Secretary for Food Safety Dr. Elsa Murano.


YEP, so concerned about the USA mad cow issue and the flagrant
feed ban violations and the feeding of ruminants-to-ruminants to
stop the spread of mad cow, that GW et al ;

> after heavy lobbying from the beef and feed
> industries, took steps to delay - and to the concern of food safety
> groups, possibly kill - completion of the most controversial and perhaps
> most expensive proposal for cattle companies.
>
> That proposal would sharply restrict what could be included in animal
> feed. Shortly after the administration slowed its consideration of the
> rule, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association broke its nonpartisan
> tradition and endorsed President Bush for re-election.

Agencies Postpone Issuing New Rules Until After Election
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/27/business/27regs.html?hp

the only 'top priority' the BUSH administration and his cowpokes
have is to protect the cattle industry at all cost, including human health.

THIS has all been very well documented AND

> if the
> media covered the facts about this issue demand for cattle products
> would drop into the abyss.


Meats: Great Day in the livestock markets yesterday with most contracts
posting sharp losses at the close. Much more is expected. Oct. Live
Cattle near term target is 83 and if the level is broken massive
liquidation is expected. Oct. Feeder Cattle is heading for the 110 level
and 104 level supports should be broken over the next 4 to 6 weeks. The
USDA is not doing anything to help prevent Mad Cow disease and if the
media covered the facts about this issue demand for cattle products
would drop into the abyss. The USDA points the blame at Canada for the
export ban to Japan (very similar to the massive blackout in New York
City blamed again on Canada). In fact the USDA does not have any
concrete testing for Mad Cow disease for the safety of U.S. citizens let
alone exports to Japan and the rest of the world. A woman in Seattle has
contracted and died from a similar stran of Mad Cow disease, dementia
and was being investigated by one of the nation's leading experts in
prion diseases. Cattle testing is voluntary and the corporations are
after a buck plain and simple. More selling ahead. Traders and more
importantly consumers should be highly concerned about the cattle
industry. Cattle from Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico have cattle
quarantined for suffering from VS stran. Record amounts of cattle
waiting in Brazil and Canada the market is trading at Record Highs huge
potential on the downside and we are sticking with long-term Puts. Hogs
consolidating after recent losses and should begin the next wave lower
soon. Pork Bellies are giving a small bounce after severe oversold
conditions.

by Traders Exchange Corporation
Email: http://info@tradersexchange.com

Web: www.tradersexchange.com

DAILY COMMODITY MARKET COMMENTARY Wednesday, August 25, 2004 14:13 GMT
Daily Report

http://futures.fxstreet.com/


yehaw, yippie ya kayee...TSS





Follow Ups:



Post a Followup

Name:
E-mail: (optional)
Subject:

Comments:

Optional Link URL:
Link Title:
Optional Image URL: