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From: Terry S. Singeltary Sr. (216-119-156-132.ipset36.wt.net)
Subject: USDA GIVES A ''PERSONNEL MISCONDUCT'' TO MAD COW WHISTLEBLOWER FOR TELLING THE TRUTH
Date: January 13, 2005 at 9:10 am PST

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Subject: USDA GIVES A ''PERSONNEL MISCONDUCT'' TO MAD COW WHISTLEBLOWER FOR TELLING THE TRUTH
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 09:40:43 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@LISTSERV.KALIV.UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE


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USDA interviews mad cow whistleblower

Published 1/6/2005 2:55 PM

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Agriculture officials Thursday
questioned a meat inspector who alleged mad cow disease safeguards were
violated, United Press International was told.

Inspector Charles Painter was interviewed at Department of Agriculture
headquarters in Washington about his refusal to disclose the names of
plants and other inspectors involved in the allegations, Patty Lovera of
the advocacy group Public Citizen told UPI.

Painter, chairman of the National Joint Council of Food Inspection
Locals, notified USDA officials in December that information he had
indicated brain and other risky materials from cows 30 months and older
might be entering the food supply. Humans can contract a fatal brain
illness from consuming beef products contaminated with mad cow.

After Painter made his concerns known to the media, a USDA official came
to his house and asked him for the names of inspectors involved and
plants where the infractions allegedly occurred, Food Chemical News
reported.

Painter refused and said he purposefully was kept ignorant of the
specifics so he could not incriminate other inspectors.

Three days later, on Dec. 26, 2004, Painter received a notice from the
agency informing him he was being investigated for personnel misconduct.

USDA did not immediately return a phone call from UPI.

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USDA broadens mad cow inquiry

Published 1/11/2005 1:25 PM

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Agriculture officials Tuesday
questioned seven meat inspectors about charges mad cow safeguards were
breached, United Press International was told.

The presidents of the seven regional councils of the inspectors union
were called to U.S. Department of Agriculture headquarters in
Washington, said Patty Lovera of the watchdog group Public Citizen.

The USDA last week questioned Charles Painter, chairman of the National
Joint Council of Food Inspection Locals, about allegations he made that
cow brains and other risky materials that could carry mad cow disease
might be entering the food supply in violation of agency policy.

Humans can contract a fatal brain illness from consuming mad
cow-contaminated products.

USDA officials asked Painter to name the inspectors and plants involved,
Lovera said. She and other consumer advocates are concerned the USDA is
more interested in punishing the inspectors for speaking out rather than
closing loopholes in their policy. The agency has not issued new
instructions to inspectors or made changes to its policy, Lovera noted.

USDA did not immediately return a phone call.

Copyright © 2001-2005 United Press International

http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20050111-011501-2775r

WHAT this says, IF the honest meat inspectors come forward,
there will be severe ramifications for coming forward with the truth,
thus the agent continues to spread, expose and kill...

of course, not here in the USA. everything is ok, mad cow not here,
cause GW says so...

TSS

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