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From: TSS ()
Subject: From ESB au quotidien (INRA, France) to BSE-L, March 7 & 8
Date: March 8, 2005 at 1:13 pm PST

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Subject: From ESB au quotidien (INRA, France) to BSE-L, March 8
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2005 08:47:17 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

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From ESB au quotidien (INRA, France) to BSE-L, March 8



MAINICHI : Health ministry bans blood donations from travelers to
England, France
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has decided to ban blood
donations from people who have spent at least one day in England or
France between 1980 and 1996, it has been learned.

Kyodo, Monday March 7
Blood donations to be banned from people who stayed 1 day in Britain
The health ministry decided Monday to expand the scope of people banned
from donating blood to include those who stayed in Britain or France for
one day or longer between 1980 and 1996, ministry officials said.

icWales, Mar 8 2005
Blood donations banned amid CJD fears
Anyone who visited Britain or France for a day or more between 1980 and
1996 will be banned from donating blood in Japan, an official said today.

Kyodo, Monday March 7
Panel says 1st Japan CJD patient likely infected in Britain in 1990
A health ministry panel concluded Monday that a deceased Japanese man
confirmed last month to be infected with variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob
disease likely contracted the human form of mad cow disease during his
stay in Britain in 1990.

Reuters, 07 Mar 2005
Livestock body offers to mediate US-Japan beef talks
TOKYO, March 7 (Reuters) - The head of a livestock safety body said on
Monday his group could use scientific means to help settle a beef trade
dispute between Japan and the United States and was ready to mediate
talks if both countries asked.

The World Organization for Animal Health offers to mediate the ongoing
dispute between the U.S. and Japan on resuming the beef trade.
Bernard Vallat, the director general of the World Organization for
Animal Health said his group would use scientific means to help settle a
beef trade dispute between Japan and the United States, according to a
Reuters’ news report. Vallat added that the OIE was ready to mediate
talks if both countries made the request.

Kyodo : Minister denies political pressure on food panel over U.S. beef
Food safety minister Yasufumi Tanahashi said Tuesday he does not expect
the Food Safety Commission to come under political pressure to approve
Japan's lifting of a 15-month-old ban on U.S. beef imports.

Kyodo : Top business leader worried on U.S. moves against beef import ban
The head of Japan's largest business lobby, Hiroshi Okuda, expressed
concerns Monday about moves in the U.S. Congress to seek retaliatory
steps against Japan's 14-month ban on beef imports from the United
States imposed after the first U.S. case of mad cow disease was discovered.



CJD Surveillance unit : CJD Figures
These figures show the number of suspect cases referred to the CJD
surveillance unit in Edinburgh, and the number of deaths of definite and
probable cases in the UK, up to 4th March 2005.
Summary of vCJD cases
Deaths from definite vCJD (confirmed): 106
Deaths from probable vCJD (without neuropathological confirmation): 42
Deaths from probable vCJD (neuropathological confirmation pending): 1
Number of deaths from definite or probable vCJD:149
Number of definite/probable vCJD cases still alive: 5
Total number of definite or probable vCJD cases (dead and alive): 154

The Guardian, Tuesday March 8, 2005, James Meikle, health correspondent
Family presses for BSE memorial
Relatives of the only US resident killed by the human form of BSE are to
campaign for a memorial in Britain to all those who have died.,2763,1432499,00.html

Cohorts of BSE-infected cattle in Northern Ireland will be culled.
Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture has announced it will cull
the cohorts born after August 1, 1996 of cattle that are found to have
been infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

The United Kingdom is concerned over possible restrictions of total beef
on the bone when BSE regulations are changed.
The possible lifting of the over 30-month slaughter scheme in the United
Kingdom will not mean a return of a complete ban on beef on the bone,
according to the British Meat and Livestock Commission.



TORONTO STAR : U.S. bid to reopen border to beef fails
Court rules against meatpackers group ; Loss the third setback for
Canada in a week
WASHINGTON—American meatpackers lost a bid to force the U.S. government
to allow unfettered access to Canadian live cattle and beef products
yesterday, the third setback within a week for a Canadian industry which
had hoped to resume most exports to the United States yesterday.

US Judge Won't Reopen U.S. Border to All Canada Beef
Mon March 7, 2005
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge has denied a request from U.S.
meatpackers to open the U.S. border to all beef from Canada, dealing
another blow to reopening trade that has been interrupted since May
2003, when Canada discovered its first case of mad cow disease.;:422c7847:bfacf3679f9aad1?type=businessNews&localeKey=en_CA&storyID=7827666

AMI’s Request for Injunction to Restore Full Trade with Canada Denied
The American Meat Institute’s (AMI) motion for a preliminary injunction
to block enforcement of a May 2003 ban on imports of Canadian cattle and
beef has been denied. An opinion outlining the court’s reasoning has not
yet been issued.

Judge rejects meatpackers' bid to resume Canadian cattle imports
by Deborah Silver on 3/8/05 for
A federal judge on Monday rejected an effort by American meatpackers to
lift all BSE-related obstacles to Canadian beef shipments. The ruling by
U.S. District Judge Barrett Penn was the latest rebuff to supporters of
reopening the border to Canadian cattle.

U.S. beef companies say the ban on Canadian cattle is hurting them
Beef ranchers and processors in the northwestern United States say that
the ongoing ban on the importation of Canadian cattle is hurting them
financially. The ban is forcing companies such as Tyson and Cargill Meat
Solutions to reduce their processing operations in the region. The
production cutbacks are largely due to tight U.S. cattle supplies.

R-CALF USA (Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of
Official Court Opinion Refutes Johanns’ Claim that Decision Only a
Procedural Delay
BILLINGS, MONT. (March 7, 2005) On March 2, 2005, U.S. District Judge
Richard F. Cebull granted R-CALF USA’s request for a preliminary
injunction against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Final
Rule to reopen the Canadian border to live cattle and additional beef
products. USDA’s Final Rule would have reopened the border today.

R-CALF bought cheap cows in Canada; group's president says it's no 'big
Beth Gorham, Canadian Press, Monday, March 07, 2005
WASHINGTON (CP) - Members of R-CALF, the U.S. ranchers' group that sued
- on safety grounds - to keep the border closed to Canadian cattle,
bought up cheap cows in Canada after the devastating ban, the group's
president acknowledged Monday.

Calgary Herald, Monday, March 07, 2005, David Heyman
Ban has forced families to move on
Border was supposed to open today
James Millard has never known a time when there wasn't a ban on Canadian
cattle exports to the United States.

Mon March 7, 2005 : Canada Mulls New Aid Package for Cattle Farmers
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is considering a new aid package for cattle
farmers after a U.S. court granted an injunction last week to keep the
U.S. market closed to young Canadian cattle, Finance Minister Ralph
Goodale said on Monday.;:422d8406:3f2f5af86655bf7?type=businessNews&localeKey=en_CA&storyID=7831278

Judi McLeod,, Monday, March 7, 2005
Canada's Mad Cow Mystery
One single cow. That’s all it took for the ultimate loss of an estimated
$7 billion to the beleaguered, over-regimented by government Canadian
cattle industry.

Hog-tied by BSE
Klein has a fight on his hands as he tries to buy his way out of mad cow
By Neil Waugh -- For the Edmonton Sun
Ralph Klein got back into the BSE business yesterday. But he took the
standard Tory way out, instead of finally trying to get to the bottom of
what his deceptive agriculture department and its deeply flawed
animal-health program is really up to. And he threw out more money in
hopes that mad cow madness will finally go away.


Yves Le Pape
ESB : Radioscopie dune tourmente : témoignages et analyses


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The Korea Times

Seoul Negative on Lifting Import Ban on US Beef

By Na Jeong-ju

Staff Reporter

South Korea will resume importing beef from the United States and Canada
only after proving they are free of mad cow disease, government
officials said Sunday.

Japan to wait for report before deciding whether to lift U.S. beef ban

by John Gregerson on 3/7/05 for

Despite U.S. threats of economic sanctions over its ban on U.S. beef,
Japan says it will wait for findings by its Food Safety Commission
before deciding whether to stop requiring that all cattle be tested for
bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

The Australian

Beef ban sparks talk of trade war

Peter Alford, Tokyo correspondent

March 05, 2005

ANGRY US congressional farm lobbyists are clouding the otherwise serene
Washington-Tokyo relationship with threats of a trade war over Japan's
refusal to quickly reopen its market to US beef.,5744,12446325%255E2703,00.html




Pacific Northwest Feels Pain From Ban on Canadian Cattle

ASCO, Wash., March 4 - Here in this state's largest beef-processing
plant, the butchering of cattle to feed Americans' appetite for meat
goes on. Knife-wielding workers break down carcasses from the round to
the chuck, while automated conveyors package 1,000 boxes an hour of 150

Cattle Network, 3/6/2005

Cattle Editorial: High Stakes Poker... the R-CALF Way, by Steve Dittmer

A few months ago, if you had been asked to guess who had made statements
like the following to the media, which group would you have guessed was
the source?


US urged to 'go slow' on cattle imports

By Jeremy Grant in Chicago, March 7 2005

John Hoeven, Republican governor of North Dakota, wants the US to adopt
a "go slow" approach to the resumption of Canadian live cattle imports,
to ensure that any reopening of the border comes only when Japan and
South Korea reopen their markets to US beef,


Canada aims to carve out new market

By Bernard Simon, March 7 2005

Even as Canadiancattlemen vent their frustration over fresh setbacks to
the resumption of live cattle exports to the US, some are seeking to
turn the increasingly bitter cross-border dispute to their advantage.

TORONTO STAR, Mar. 5, 2005

Mad cow disease delivers a lasting blow ; Many cattle ranchers lost all

A reopened border would be too late


PONOKA, Alta.Standing in front of the house his family will soon be
told to leave, just a stone's throw from hundreds of cattle now cared
for by court-appointed receivers, Rick Bonnett is a poster boy for the
economic hardship wrought by mad-cow disease.


Yves Le Pape

ESB : Radioscopie dune tourmente : témoignages et analyses



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