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From: Terry S. Singeltary Sr. (216-119-139-220.ipset19.wt.net)
Subject: U.K RESPONSIBLE FOR POISONING THE GLOBE WITH THE BSE/TSE AGENT VIA MULTIPLE ROUTES AND SOURCES
Date: September 28, 2004 at 10:41 am PST

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Subject: U.K RESPONSIBLE FOR POISONING THE GLOBE WITH THE BSE/TSE AGENT VIA MULTIPLE ROUTES AND SOURCES
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 12:47:49 -0500
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy


U.K POISONS THE GLOBE WITH THE BSE/TSE AGENT and continued to do so
after they knew what they were doing...

6.52 On 1 December 1989 Dr Pickles sent the Chief Medical Officer, Sir
Donald Acheson, a draft letter to send to MAFF, 'together with copies of
recent PQs to demonstrate that we are not the only ones questioning this
practice'. The draft letter, addressed to the Chief Veterinary Officer,
stated:

There is a matter which I have discussed with you previously and
which in the absence of a satisfactory answer I would now like to
raise more formally. This concerns the continued export of
potentially BSE- and scrapie-contaminated meat and bone meal from
the UK. We acted promptly in this country to ban the feeding of this
material to ruminants last summer. The tardy response from other
nations, with so far only one or two restricting use of UK imports,
suggests that the risk has not been fully appreciated overseas.
Indeed it is unrealistic to expect nations who have not seen any BSE
(yet) to give this any priority. There seems every justification
for, at the very least, persuading UK manufacturers to give written
warnings with exports that the meal is not for feeding to ruminants,
and perhaps to alert the authorities in any nation importing our
material. Whilst such trade may have been limited in the past, with
the new restrictions on domestic outlets, the renderers and
compounders could well be seeking new markets overseas. I hope you
will feel able to look at this again and give me the reassurance I
am seeking. 1

6.53 On 3 January 1990 Sir Donald Acheson wrote to Mr Meldrum (the CVO):

You will recall that we have previously discussed the potential
risks of BSE occurring in other countries as a result of the
continuing exports from the UK of meat and bone that may be
contaminated by scrapie or possibly BSE.

I remain concerned that we are not being consistent in our attempts
to contain the risks of BSE. Having banned the feeding of meat and
bone meal to ruminants in 1988, we should take steps to prevent
these UK products being fed to ruminants in other countries. This
could be achieved either through a ban on the export of meat and
bone meal, or at least by the proper labelling of these products to
make it absolutely clear they should not be fed to ruminants. Unless
such action is taken the difficult problems we have faced with BSE
may well occur in other countries who import UK meat and bone meal.
Surely it is short sighted for us to risk being seen in future as
having been responsible for the introduction of BSE to the food
chain in other countries.

I would be very interested to hear how you feel this gap in the
present precautionary measures to eliminate BSE should be closed. We
should be aiming at the global elimination of this new bovine
disease. The export of our meat and bone meal is a continuing risk
to other countries. 2

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/report/volume3/chapte16.htm

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1990/01/03001001.pdf

The documents below were provided by Terry S. Singeltary Sr
on 8 May 2000. They are optically character
read (scanned into computer) and so may contain typos and unreadable
parts.

TIP740203/l 0424 CONFIDENTIAL Mr Cunningham CMP3 From: D O Hagger
MBI Dr Salisbury MED/IMCD3 Mr Burton PD/STB/PG1B B/17/2 Date:
15.02.1989 Mr Dudley PD/AD4 BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY

snip...

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SECURITY
Richmood House 79 Whitehall, London SW1A 2NS
Telephone 01-210-3000
>From the Chief Medical Officer
Sir Donald Acheson KBE DM DSc FRCP FFCM FFOM

Mr K C Meldrum
Chief Veterinary Officer
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Government Buildings
Hook Rise South
Tolworth
Surbiton
Surrey
KT6 7NG

3 January 1990

BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY

Dear Mr. Meldrum,

You will recall that we have previously discussed the potential risks of
BSE occurring in other Countries as a result of the continuing export
from the UK of meat and bone that may be contaminated by scrapie or
possibly BSE.

I remain concerned that we are not being consistent in our attempts to
contain the risks of BSE. Having banned the feeding of meat and bone
meal to ruminants in 1988, we should take steps to prevent these UK
products being fed to ruminants in other countries. This could be
achieved either through a ban on the export of meat and bone meal, or at
least by the proper labelling of these products to make it absolutely
clear they should not be fed to ruminants. Unless some such action is
taken the difficult problems we have faced with BSE may well occur in
other countries who import UK meat and bone meal. Surely it is short
sighted for us to risk being seen in future as having been responsible
for the introduction of BSE to the food chain in other countries.

I would be very interested to hear how you feel this gap in the present
prcautionary measures to eliminate BSE should be closed. We should be
aiming at the global elimination of this new bovine disease. The export
of our meat and bone meal is a continuing risk to other countries.

Signed
Sincerely Donald Acheson

http://www.mad-cow.org/00/may00_news.html#aaa

BSE 11/2 0202
KH/3129p/8

Dear H Pickles,

BSE AND EXPORTS OF MEAT AND BONE MEAL

You very kindly provided a draft letter for CMO
to send to Mr. Meldrum on this subject. I
understand from CMO tht this was in fact discussed
at their recent meeting and CMO HAS THEREFORE
DECIDED NOT TO PURSUE THE QUESTION.

Dr. D McINNES
Room 109
Richmond House
EXT 5150

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1990/02/27005001.pdf

BSE AND EXPORTS OF MEAT AND BONE MEAL

1. Mr. Meldrum is arguing that MAFF have already taken all
the necessary and responsible steps to warn importing countries
of the BSE dangers in UK meat and bone meal. YET the action
taken so far overseas suggest the message has not got through,
or where it has this has been late. The first nation that
woke up to the danger did so a year after our own feed ban.
It seems even now several EC countries neither ban our
imports or the general feeding of ruminant protein.
IT ALSO SEEMS THE OIE AND CVO HAVE YET TO INFORM THE REST
OF THE WORLD...

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1990/02/20010001.pdf

2. I do not see how this can be claimed to be "responsible".
We do not need an expert group of the Scientific Veterinary
Committee to tell us British meat and bone meal is unsafe for
ruminants. I fail to understand why this cannot be tackled
from the British end which seems to be the only sure
way of doing it, preferably by banning exports. AS CMO
says in his letter of 3 January "surely it is short
sighted for us to risk being seen in future AS HAVING
BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF BSE TO THE FOOD
CHAIN IN OTHER COUNTRIES."

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1990/02/20010001.pdf


17. Mr. Meldrum said that we had had problems with
the Commission on the offal ban. They were talking
about additional controls on the export of glands
and organs for pharmaceutical purposes. If this was
on the agenda for the SVC, it would be useful for a
representatvie from the DOH to be present at the
meeting and he would be in touch with DOH about this.
Sir Donald Acheson said that the Committee on safety
of medicines had said that there was NO RISK associated
with the use of bovine material in vaccines in the UK...

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1990/02/22008001.pdf

BSE PROGRESS REPORT 1987

INTERNATIONAL INTEREST

6. The Agriculture Section of the U.S. Embassy
have sought information from the SVS whilst
ASSURING US THAT THEY ARE NOT seeking to raise
barriers to trade. There has been no other
international reaction or enquiry...

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1987/10/28001001.pdf


Gerald Wells: Report of the Visit to USA, April-May 1989

snip...

The general opinion of those present was that BSE, as an

overt disease phenomenon, _could exist in the USA, but if it did,

it was very rare. The need for improved and specific surveillance

methods to detect it as recognised...

snip...

It is clear that USDA have little information and _no_ regulatory

responsibility for rendering plants in the US...

snip...

3. Prof. A. Robertson gave a brief account of BSE. The US approach

was to accord it a _very low profile indeed_. Dr. A Thiermann showed

the picture in the ''Independent'' with cattle being incinerated and thought

this was a fanatical incident to be _avoided_ in the US _at all costs_...

snip...


http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/mb/m11b/tab01.pdf

UK EXPORTS OF MBM TO WORLD

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/mb/m11g/tab05.pdf

UK SHEEP/GOAT EXPORT

http://www.vegsource.com/articles/sheep_exports.htm

UK Exports of Beef and Veal (Value) to EU and non EU

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/mb/m11f/tab08.pdf

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/mb/m11f/tab10.pdf

UK Exports of Live Cattle by Value 1986-96

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/mb/m11f/tab11.pdf

UK Exports Statistics: Fat of Bovine Animals,

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/mb/m11g/tab01.pdf

UK Exports Statistics: Embryos of Bovine Animals.

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/mb/m11g/tab03.pdf

UK Exports Statistics: Gelatin and it's Derivatives Therof.

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/mb/m11g/tab02.pdf

UK Exports Statistics: Bovine Semen.

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/mb/m11g/tab04.pdf

UK Exports Statistics: Meat of Bovine Animals,

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/mb/m11g/tab05.pdf

TABLE of Exports of meal of meat and meat offal; greaves

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/mb/m12/tab12.pdf

8. There was additional UNLICENSED production of dura mater
(grafts) by tissue banks, but there is NO WAY OF TRACING the
extent of usage and it is doubtful how complete information
collected from surgeons about the use of dura as graft material
would be. THERE IS NO REGISTER OF USE OF THESE
PRODUCTS............

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1994/09/21007001.pdf


PONDERING how many of those recipients of those UNLICENSED
dura grafts, how many of those people went on to have further surgeries
and dental procedures and thus potentially spreading the agent even
further...

TSS






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