SEARCH VEGSOURCE:

 

 

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




From: TSS (216-119-156-132.ipset36.wt.net)
Subject: MORE Senators question USDA's mad cow policies (BUT GW KNOWS ALL)
Date: January 13, 2005 at 9:11 am PST

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: MORE Senators question USDA's mad cow policies (BUT GW KNOWS ALL)
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 09:41:08 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@LISTSERV.KALIV.UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE


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

Senator questions USDA's mad cow policies

Published 1/11/2005 3:32 PM

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Agriculture officials have agreed to
meet with a senator's staff about alleged violations of mad cow disease
safeguards, UPI has learned.

"We requested a meeting and (USDA officials) are going to be meeting
with us next Tuesday," said Joe Shoemaker, a spokesman for Sen. Richard
Durbin, D-Ill.

Durbin sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman on Dec. 22,
requesting USDA officials address allegations made by meat inspectors
that cow brains and other materials that could carry mad cow disease
might be going into the nation's food supply in violation of agency policy.

"This latest report makes me concerned that this administration's
commitment to controlling the threat of (mad cow) is inadequate," Durbin
wrote in the letter, which was obtained by UPI.

Durbin noted he also recently wrote the Food and Drug Administration,
asking the agency to comply with a Government Accountability Office
investigation to determine how well a ban on cattle tissue in cow feed
has been enforced. The ban, which was enacted in 1997, is intended to
prevent the spread of mad cow disease. The FDA had not provided the GAO
with data about possible feed-ban violations, Durbin wrote.

USDA did not return a phone call from UPI.

Copyright © 2001-2005 United Press International

http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20050111-020229-9050r

TSS

######### https://listserv.kaliv.uni-karlsruhe.de/warc/bse-l.html ##########






Follow Ups:



Post a Followup

Name:
E-mail: (optional)
Subject:

Comments:

Optional Link URL:
Link Title:
Optional Image URL: