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From: TSS (216-119-129-6.ipset9.wt.net)
Subject: Re: MAD COW CONFIRMED TEXAS COW (rumor)
Date: November 22, 2004 at 7:58 pm PST

In Reply to: MAD COW CONFIRMED TEXAS COW (rumor) posted by TSS on November 22, 2004 at 3:10 pm:


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: MAD COW CONFIRMED TEXAS COW (rumor)
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 17:45:30 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@LISTSERV.KALIV.UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE
References: <41A27347.7080803@wt.net>


##################### Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy #####################

Greetings again,

well, i might have been played like a card? i dont know, but here is
the latest from USDA et al ;

Release No. 0505.04

by
U.S. Department of Agriculture Press Secretary Alisa Harrison
November 22, 2004

Test results for the BSE inconclusive are not complete. There will be
no announcements made tonight. USDA will release the results as soon as
the National Veterinary Services Laboratory completes the testing process.

#

so i guess the 7pm EST announcement was just this...damn,
i will not sleep tonight///

TSS

Terry S. Singeltary Sr. wrote:

=================================================


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: MAD COW CONFIRMED TEXAS COW (rumor)
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 18:09:12 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@LISTSERV.KALIV.UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE
References: <41A27347.7080803@wt.net> <41A27A1A.1090709@wt.net>


##################### Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy #####################

WHAT the hell is going on here?

NOW the TAHC has REMOVED the BSE data they had previously
been posted today that i (luckily) pasted below earlier, which i will
again post here. THIS was posted on TAHC today, but the link to
the announcement was dead.

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy:
November 22: Press Release title here

star image More BSE information


http://www.tahc.state.tx.us/

I sent Carla Everet this TODAY;


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: BSE 'INCONCLUSIVE' COW from TEXAS ???
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 17:12:15 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
To: Carla Everett
References: <419E14E2.5040104@wt.net>
<6.0.0.22.2.20041119113601.02682730@tahc.state.tx.us>

Greetings Carla,


still hear a rumor;

Texas

single beef cow

not born in Canada

no beef entered the food chain?


and i see the TEXAS department of animal health is ramping up for
something, but they forgot a url for update?

I HAVE NO ACTUAL CONFIRMATION YET...

can you confirm???

terry

I RECIEVED NO REPLY.

This Was my reply from Carla 11/19/04 about the first
rumor i heard about this Texas cow;

Carla Everett wrote:

> The USDA has made a statement, and we are referring all
> callers to the USDA web site. We have no information
> about the animal being in Texas. Carla
>
>
>
> At 09:44 AM 11/19/2004, you wrote:
>
>> Greetings Carla,
>>
>> i am getting unsubstantiated claims of this BSE 'inconclusive' cow is
>> from
>> TEXAS. can you comment on this either way please?
>>
>> thank you,
>> Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
>>


NOW the BSE data and announcement that was there with
no url, has vanished. something fishy smelling here...

HANG ON NOW, i just get this;


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: BSE 'INCONCLUSIVE' COW from TEXAS ???
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 17:45:39 -0600
From: Carla Everett
To: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
References: <419E14E2.5040104@wt.net>
<6.0.0.22.2.20041119113601.02682730@tahc.state.tx.us>
<41A2724F.3000901@wt.net>

no confirmation on the U.S.' inconclusive test...
no confirmation on location of animal.

OK, i ask;


-------- Original Message --------

Subject: Re: BSE 'INCONCLUSIVE' COW from TEXAS ???
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 18:05:16 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
To: Carla Everett
References: <419E14E2.5040104@wt.net>
<6.0.0.22.2.20041119113601.02682730@tahc.state.tx.us>
<41A2724F.3000901@wt.net>
<6.0.0.22.2.20041122174504.02796d38@tahc.state.tx.us>

why was the announcement on your TAHC site removed?

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy:
November 22: Press Release title here

star image More BSE information

snip....

to be continued.........

TSS

=========================================

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: MAD COW CONFIRMED TEXAS COW (rumor)
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 21:40:39 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@LISTSERV.KALIV.UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE
References: <41A27347.7080803@wt.net> <41A27A1A.1090709@wt.net> <41A27FA8.7020009@wt.net>


##################### Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy #####################

Greetings again,

further comments from TAHC as follows;


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: BSE 'INCONCLUSIVE' COW from TEXAS ???
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 18:33:20 -0600
From: Carla Everett
To: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
References: <419E14E2.5040104@wt.net>
<6.0.0.22.2.20041119113601.02682730@tahc.state.tx.us>
<41A2724F.3000901@wt.net>
<6.0.0.22.2.20041122174504.02796d38@tahc.state.tx.us>
<41A27EBC.4050700@wt.net>

our computer department was working on a place holder we could post
USDA's announcement of any results. There are no results to be announced
tonight
by NVSL, so we are back in a waiting mode and will post the USDA announcement
when we hear something.


At 06:05 PM 11/22/2004, you wrote:
>why was the announcement on your TAHC site removed?
>
>Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy:
>November 22: Press Release title here
>http://www.tahc.state.tx.us/news/pr/2004/xxx.pdf
>star image More BSE information
>
>http://www.tahc.state.tx.us/animal_health/diseases/bse/bse.shtml
>
>terry
>

snip...END
==========


SORRY i got caught up in this rumor mill. cow could be from Alaska, and
it might be
a negative, and this cow that follows probably was drunk;


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


===============================================

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Statement
May 4, 2004


Media Inquiries: 301-827-6242

Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA


Statement on Texas Cow With Central Nervous System Symptoms

http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/news/2004/NEW01061.html


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

FSIS FOOD INSPECTOR CONVICTED FELONY BRIBERY FOR PASSING DOWNERS/TSE FOR
CONSUMPTION

Issued June 2000


Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products Inspection


1998 Report of the Secretary of Agriculture to the United States Congress


snip...

*

In March 1998, an FSIS food inspector and a Federal plant in New
York were each sentenced on one felony count of bribery. The
inspector was assessed a criminal fine of $17,000, assessed a $100
special assessment fee, and placed on probation for 5 years. The
inspector was also required to serve 6 months in home detention
and complete 200 hours of community service. The Federal plant was
assessed a criminal fine of $10,000, paid a $100 special
assessment fee, and was placed on probation for 5 years. The
investigation revealed that the inspector accepted money in
exchange for inspecting and passing downer (dying, diseased or
disabled) livestock that were supposed to be inspected by an FSIS
veterinarian and for allowing company employees to slaughter
animals and to use inspection brands when the inspector was not
present.

snip...


Civil Enforcement Actions

The following Civil Enforcement Actions are a representative sample of
actions taken during FY 1998:

* In June 1998, an Illinois Federal plant entered into a settlement
agreement with the USDA and the United States Attorney for
violating the FMIA, PPIA, and False Claims Act (FCA). The firm
agreed to pay the Court-ordered civil penalty of $20,000. The
investigation revealed that the firm prepared various meat and/or
poultry egg rolls without the benefit of Federal inspection, sold
and transported the non-federally inspected products in interstate
commerce, and used the official mark of meat and poultry
inspection without authorization...

snip...

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OA/pubs/rtc98.htm

FSIS REPORT TO CONGRESS 1996

HELL, why not sell those 'DOWNERS' for our GIs to eat,
maybe that is why some got CJD;

In June 1996, a U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
California in
Oakland, California, sentenced the former vice president of a closed meat
processing establishment and the establishment for violations of the
Federal
Meat Inspection Act. The official paid $250,000 as part of a
restitution/fine
payment, received 5 years' probation, and was required to perform 1,000
hours
of community service. The firm was ordered to pay $500,000 in
restitution to
the Defense Logistics Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense. In
addition,
three co-defendants were sentenced for selling adulterated meat to the now
defunct establishment. The co-defendants were convicted of illegally
slaughtering cattle and transporting and selling the adulterated meat to
the now
defunct firm, knowing the meat would be processed for resale and human
consumption. The former vice president admitted buying dead, dying,
diseased, or disabled cattle from the co-defendants and using the
adulterated
meat to prepare meat products for commercial sales and for Government
military contracts. The investigation was conducted in 1993 by the USDA
Office of Inspector General, officials from the Defense Criminal
Investigation
Service, and FSIS compliance officers. Restitution to the military was
initiated under the Affirmative Civil Enforcement program...

snip...

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OA/pubs/rtc96.pdf

February 2003


Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products Inspection
2000 Report of the Secretary of Agriculture to the U.S. Congress

snip...

MORE BRIBERY FOR PASSING DOWNERS FOR HUMAN/ANIMAL
CONSUMPTION...TSS

* June 2000. A USDA Judicial Officer (JO) issued a Decision
upholding indefinite withdrawal of inspection services from a meat
and poultry company located in Greenville, New York. The JO’s
Decision upheld an Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) Decision. The
decisions were the result of an administrative hearing before the
ALJ wherein USDA presented evidence to show that the company was
“unfit” for inspection service. The proceeding to withdraw
inspection was based on the company’s felony conviction of bribing
a public official. An investigation revealed that the company
provided money to an inspector in exchange for inspecting and
passing dying, diseased, or disabled livestock requiring
additional inspection by a Veterinary Medical Officer. The
inspector and company were convicted in separate trials. The
company has appealed to a U.S. District Court...

snip...


http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OA/pubs/rtc2000/rtc2000chap3.htm#4

March 2001


Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products Inspection
1999 Report of the Secretary of Agriculture to the U.S. Congress


Preface

snip...

January 1999. The owner of an export inspection station was sentenced on
two felony counts for using simulated export certificates with intent to
defraud. The defendant was sentenced to 3 years' probation and fined
$10,000. The investigation revealed that the defendant fraudulently
exported approximately 3 million pounds of meat and poultry products to
Mexico.

snip...

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OA/pubs/rtc99/rtc99chap3.htm


* 2000
(Issued February 2003) [PDF
, 93 pp. 768 KB]
* 1999 (Issued
March 2001)
* 1998 (Issued June
2000; HTML text with PDF attachments)
* 1997 (Issued November
1999; PDF, 950 KB)
* 1996 (Issued
September 1997; PDF, 257 KB)


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


i will spare the list the bse/tse rtr mtm feed ban violations to 2004...TSS


snip.....end



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