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Subject: From ESB au quotidien to BSE-L, Jan 25...TSS
Date: January 25, 2005 at 8:59 am PST

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Subject: From ESB au quotidien to BSE-L, Jan 25
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 08:56:11 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

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From ESB au quotidien to BSE-L, Jan 25



DG SANCO, 20/01/05 Biological Safety - BSE/Scrapie - TSE in Goats
Are goat milk, cheese and meat safe ? updated information

DG SANCO, 19/01/05 Biological Safety - BSE - Legislation -
Chronological list updated

DG SANCO, 19/01/05 Biological Safety - BSE - Monthly Reports for BSE in
BSE cases in cattle over the last 12 months; Cumulative table from
January to October 2004; August-October 2004

ADNS : Animal Disease Notification System
Table 11 - 1/1/05 - 21/1/05



A group of British schools are assured of the source of the beef for meals.
Students eating beef burgers in their school lunch rooms in the English
county of Hampshire know the meat in their burgers came from no further
away than the other end of the county.



China, Japan, Taiwan May Drop Canadian-Beef Ban Soon (Update2)
Jan. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Canada expects several Asian markets that banned
Canadian beef after the country reported a case of mad cow disease in
May 2003 to resume imports soon, Canadian Beef Export Federation
President Ted Haney said.



Globe and Mail : Tainted feed possibly sold after ban
From Tuesday's Globe and Mail
Calgary — As U.S. investigators travelled north yesterday to assess the
steps Canada has taken to prevent mad-cow disease, Ottawa for the first
time raised the possibility that manufacturers pumped out tainted
livestock feed after such practices were banned.

Edmonton Sun : Inspectors to probe feed
OTTAWA -- No feed bag - or cat dish - will be left unturned as the
Canadian Food Inspection Agency probes what cattle on a central Alberta
farm may have eaten to trigger a case of mad cow disease. Federal
inspectors will even comb through the kibble fed to barn cats for
possible traces of BSE, Brian Evans, chief veterinary officer for the
CFIA, said yesterday., Monday, January 24
Mad cow case linked to feed
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Canada's second case of mad cow
was caused by contaminated feed. : LEGAL/REGULATORY NEWS
Beef trade with Japan is 'priority one,' Johanns says
by John Gregerson on 1/25/05 for
Though he couldn't say when Japan would resume buying U.S. beef,
Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns vowed to make the issue "priority
one" during his first news conference Monday. : Consumers Union blasts FDA
by Pete Hisey on 1/25/05 for
James Guest, president of the Consumers Union, which publishes Consumer
Reports, and the organization's chief medical adviser, Marvin M. Lipman,
M.D., recently leveled a blast at the "rudderless, leaderless" U.S. Food
and Drug Administration over its handling of both drug safety and food

REUTERS, Mon Jan 24, By Gilbert Le Gras
Canada Confident U.S. to Open Border to Beef March 7
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is confident the United States will open its
border to Canadian beef and cattle as planned on March 7 despite the
discovery of two cases of mad cow disease in Canada in the past month,
top animal health officials said on Monday.

Billings Gazette, R-CALF contesting open border
Knight Ridder News
DENVER, Colo. (AP) - The United States faces a likely influx of mad cow
disease if the government opens the border to Canadian cattle imports,
three speakers said during a livestock group convention in Denver.
Inspectors leaving no cat dish unturned in checking cattle feed for BSE

Canadian Press, Monday, January 24, 2005, Sandra Cordon
OTTAWA (CP) - No feed bag - or cat dish - will be left unturned as the
Canadian Food Inspection Agency probes what cattle on a central Alberta
farm may have eaten to trigger a case of mad cow disease.

Washington Post, Tuesday, January 25, 2005, By Christopher Lee
USDA Chief Sets Sights on Beef Exports
Johanns Wants Japan To Lift 13-Month Ban
New Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns began his tenure yesterday by
pledging to get American beef exports moving again to Japan, a lucrative
market that has been closed to U.S. producers since the discovery of mad
cow disease in this country in December 2003.

ASSOCIATED PRESS, Monday, January 24, 2005
Johanns to review of Canada cattle trade
WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns began his new job
Monday caught in a dispute between meatpackers and some ranchers over
reopening U.S. borders to cattle from Canada.



BSE may be more dangerous than thought: Swiss study
by Pete Hisey on 1/24/05 for
A new study conducted by medical researchers in Switzerland indicates
that the list of specified risk materials (SRMs) that makes up the
firewall against human infection from bovine spongiform encephalopathy
may be far from complete.

Yves Le Pape


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