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From: TSS ()
Subject: Re: CANADIAN INVESTIGATION INTO JANUARY 11 BSE CASE CONCLUDES FEED PROBABLE SOURCE CFIA
Date: February 11, 2005 at 2:47 pm PST

In Reply to: CANADIAN INVESTIGATION INTO JANUARY 11 BSE CASE CONCLUDES FEED PROBABLE SOURCE CFIA posted by TSS on February 11, 2005 at 1:05 pm:

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Subject: Re: CANADIAN INVESTIGATION INTO JANUARY 11 BSE CASE CONCLUDES FEED PROBABLE SOURCE CFIA
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 16:36:32 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@LISTSERV.KALIV.UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE
References: <420D1F07.2010603@wt.net>


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

Greetings list members,


> The Agencys investigation determined that 349 animals comprised the
> birth cohort, which includes cattle born on the farm of origin within
> 12 months before and 12 months after the affected animal. Of this
> group, 41 animals were found alive, were euthanized and tested
> negative for BSE. Most of the other animals from the birth cohort had
> previously died or been slaughtered. The investigation also identified
> the affected animals two most recently born offspring. One calf, born
> in 2003, had been slaughtered and the other, born in 2004 and too
> young to be tested for BSE, was euthanized.


i find this disturbing, ONLY 41 tested from the 349 birth cohort.
SO, the other 308 that were slaughtered for human/animal
and fed to humans and animals accross Canada and wherever
else those products went are nothing to worry about?
we can be sure they were free from TSE?

> One calf, born in 2003, had been slaughtered


nothing to worry about there either?


> born in 2004 and too young to be tested for BSE, was euthanized.


???

> Surveillance findings, inspection reports, international risk
> assessments and previous investigations indicate that the ban has
> successfully limited the spread of BSE over time.


THIS IS NOT what the Working Group Report on the Assessment of the
Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR) of CANADA 2004 found ;

Working Group Report on the Assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk
(GBR) of CANADA 2004

snip...

On the basis of the available information, it has to be concluded that
the country's BSE/cattle system was extremely unstable until today,
i.e., it would have recycled and amplified BSE-infectivity very fast,
should it have entered the system.
The stability of the BSE/cattle system in Canada overtime is as given in
table 5 above.


4. CONCLUSION ON THE RESULTING RISKS


4.1 Interaction of stability and challenges


In conclusion, the stability of the Canada BSE/cattle system in the past
and the external challenges the system has coped with are summarised in
the table 6.

INTERACTION OF STABILITY AND EXTERNAL CHALLENGE IN CANADA


Period Stability External Challenge Internal challenge


1980 to 1990 Low Unlikely but not excluded


1991 to 1995 High


1996 to 2000 Extremely high


Likely and rapidly growing


2001 to 2003


Extremely unstable


Very high Confirmed at a lower level


Table 6: Internal challenge resulting from the interaction of the
external challenge and stability. The internal challenge level is
determined according to guidance given in the SSC-opinion on the GBR of
July 2000 (as updated in 2002).

snip...


5. CONCLUSION ON THE GEOGRAPHICAL BSE-RISK

5.1 The current GBR as function of the past stability and challenge

The current geographical BSE-risk (GBR) level is III, i.e. it is
confirmed at a lower level

that domestic cattle are (clinically or pre-clinically) infected with
the BSE-agent.

This assessment deviates from the previous assessment (SSC opinion,
2000) because at

that time several exporting countries were not considered a potential risk.

into account.


snip...


CANADA


http://www.efsa.eu.int/science/efsa_scientific_reports/gbr_assessments/scr_annexes/563/sr02_biohaz02_canada_report_annex_en1.pdf


> The investigation revealed that the index animal was exposed to four
> commercial feed sources (calf ration, creep feed, and two mineral
> supplements) during its early development that may have been the
> source of infection. Although these four feed sources should not have
> contained ruminant meat and bone meal (MBM), the possibility that one
> or more of them may have been contaminated cannot be ruled out. The
> feed manufacturers were handling ruminant MBM for the manufacture of
> non-ruminant feeds during the time-frame of interest. These feed
> sources were likely manufactured a short time after the feed ban was
> implemented, however, as historical production records were not
> available, manufacturing dates could not be confirmed.


REAL HANDY system. reminds me of the infamous
NON SPECIES CODING SYSTEM ;-)

Docket: 02N-0276 - Bioterrorism Preparedness; Registration of Food Facilities, Section 305
Comment Number: EC-254 [TSS SUBMISSION]

None of the passengers with meat items reported plans to

visit or work on a ranch or farm while in the US.

Source: US Department of Transportation, and APHIS-PPQ Agricultural

Quarantine Inspection data base

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/ceah/cei/bse_greece0701.htm

Greetings list members,

i just cannot accept this;

> 23 kg of meat in a suitcase (suitcase bomb...TSS)

> The data do not provide a species of origin code for these

> products, therefore they may not contain any ruminant product.

what kind of statement is this?
how stupid do they think we are?
it could also very well mean that _all_ of it was ruminant based products !

Terry S. Singeltary Sr., Bacliff, Texas USA

http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dockets/02n0276/02N-0276-EC-254.htm


NON-UN SPECIES CODING SYSTEM (more about those triple TSE ...

... Subject ... OF THE OIE TERRESTRIAL ANIMAL HEALTH STANDARDS COMMISSION --
(NSCS) non species coding system Date: November ... www ...
neuro-mancer.mgh.harvard.edu/ ubb/Forum24/HTML/000234.html - 53k -


RAPID ALERT SYSTEM FOR FOOD AND FEED (RASFF) Week 48 (MORE NSCS ...

... Dont ya just love the infamous NSCS (non species coding system...TSS
terminology). ...
ANIMAL HEALTH STANDARDS COMMISSION -- (NSCS) non species coding system.
... ...
www.vegsource.com/talk/madcow/messages/93618.html - 43k -


CFIA NOT CONCERNED ABOUT MAD COW FEED REPORTS

... exactly why they are in the situation they are in, and you have to
love the infamous
NSCS (Non Species Coding System), I have been warning about that threat ...
www.vegsource.com/talk/madcow/messages/93689.html - 22k -

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Docket Management

... BSE ISRAEL change in disease status, AND THE DAMN NON-SPECIES CODING
SYSTEM $$$
http://www ... htm CJD Watch/NEWS
http://disc.server.com/Indices/167318.html TSS. ...
www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ dockets/02n0276/02N-0276-EC-254.htm - 18k -


Docket Management

... 23 kg of meat in a suitcase (suitcase bomb...TSS) > The data ...
low risk of transmitting
BSE.]] more of the USA infamous 'non-species coding system', wonder
how ...
www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ dailys/03/Jan03/012403/8004be09.html -
56k -


Forums - WHAT ABOUT ANIMAL PROTEINS IN THE USA AND THE 8/4/97 FEED ...

... one thing i noticed that was _real_ handy for the USA, was the NON
SPECIES CODING
SYSTEM. they have _NO_ idea what they have imported into the USA. ...
TSS. ...
www.prwatch.org/forum/printthread.php?t=1378 - 32k -

TSS





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