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CFIA Launches Mad Cow Feed Investigation

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CFIA Launches Feed Investigation

March 28, 2009 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has launched an investigation into potentially contaminated feed products from a rendering facility in Alberta. The safety of the Canadian food supply is not affected.

The vast majority of the potentially contaminated feed has been identified, contained and will be disposed of. The company is working closely with the CFIA to quickly identify and dispose of all potentially contaminated feed.

Information to date indicates that a limited amount of poultry feed may have been inadvertently contaminated with specified risk material (SRM) earlier this month. The feed potentially contaminated with SRM poses no health risk to poultry and does not affect the safety of poultry meat and eggs.

In cattle infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), SRM are the tissues known to harbour the disease. These tissues are removed from all cattle slaughtered for human consumption, and are prohibited from use in animal feed, pet food and fertilizer.

As the investigation proceeds, updates will be provided on the CFIA web site.

For information:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Media Relations: (613) 773-6600


http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/ani ... este.shtml


heck, here in Texas, FDA et al thinks as much as 5.5 grams of SRM is just fine for a heifer weighing about 600 lbs.

and in reality, 5.5 grams is enough to kill a small herd of cattle with mad cow disease. ...

Thursday, March 19, 2009 MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF MAD COW FEED IN COMMERCE USA WITH ONGOING 12 YEARS OF DENIAL NOW, WHY IN THE WORLD DO WE TO TALK ABOUT THIS ANYMORE $$$

LET's go back to the infamous TOKEN, charade, that happened on January 30, 2001, at the Texas Purina feed lot around Gonzales. NOW remember, this thing was set up from the word go, as to some big showing that the FDA was DOING SOMETHING BIG. let's look at exactly what was said then, and then i will run some figures by you, of what banned mad cow feed has gone into commerce, of which most was fed out. but, as wrong as the comments made were about what amount of infectious material will kill a cow in this statement, even if you were to go by those wrong figures of about .......... oh what was it ???

''FDA has determined that each animal could have consumed, at most and in total, five-and-one-half grams - approximately a quarter ounce -- of prohibited material. These animals weigh approximately 600 pounds.''


http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/news/2001/new00752.html


you can take that with how ever many grains of salt you wish, but i read that as saying, it was only 5 1/2 grams, and the old cow ways 600 pounds, so know way that even if the feed was tainted, there was not enough to cause disease. the fda, usda et al, knew at that exact moment when they wrote that statement, they knew then that the 5 1/2 grams was enough to kill a small herd of cows. it was old science. but again, they chose to deceive. THIS WAS 2001, and it's now 2009, and they still are choosing to deceive, and the new administration appears willing to continue the USA mad cow charade. NOW, since the charade at the purina mill in 2001, i am going to list a few figures of suspect, banned mad cow feed that went out into commerce, even in 2008, 2007, 2006, back a few years, and you can compare, what enormous amounts of banned suspect mad cow feed and other products continue to go out. when you consider, and they knew all along, that .005 grams is lethal, my God, how much of this poison was consumed?

see long list of years and years of feeding SRMs here in the USA all the way up to 2008, the USA is still feeding cows to cows, srms to cows, and other species. ...TSS

SEE FULL TEXT ;


http://madcowfeed.blogspot.com/2009/03/ ... f-mad.html


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

HERE WE GO AGAIN, FDA TO DELAY ENHANCED MAD COW FEED BAN RULE


http://madcowfeed.blogspot.com/2009/03/ ... anced.html


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy h-BSE ATYPICAL USA 2008 Annual Report Research Project: Study of Atypical Bse

Location: Virus and Prion Diseases of Livestock

2008 Annual Report


http://bse-atypical.blogspot.com/2009/0 ... h-bse.html


Thursday, December 04, 2008 2:37 PM

"we have found that H-BSE can infect humans."

personal communication with Professor Kong. ...TSS

see full text ;


http://bse-atypical.blogspot.com/2009/0 ... pdate.html


Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease presenting as severe depression: a case report


http://creutzfeldt-jakob-disease.blogsp ... ng-as.html


CJD QUESTIONNAIRE USA CWRU AND CJD FOUNDATION


http://cjdquestionnaire.blogspot.com/



TSS


Monday, March 30, 2009 CFIA Launches MAD COW Feed Investigation


http://madcowfeed.blogspot.com/2009/03/ ... -feed.html
 

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TexasBred":1wws4x4k said:
How many BSE infected cattle were found in that Gonzales feed lot??


you know as well as i do, that in Texas, the SSS policy has been in full force for years.

they don't test suspect mad cows, they send them straight to the pet food render.

they don't get tested.



FDA Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement May 4, 2004 Media Inquiries: 301-827-6242 Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA

Statement on Texas Cow With Central Nervous System Symptoms On Friday, April 30 th , the Food and Drug Administration learned that a cow with central nervous system symptoms had been killed and shipped to a processor for rendering into animal protein for use in animal feed.

FDA, which is responsible for the safety of animal feed, immediately began an investigation. On Friday and throughout the weekend, FDA investigators inspected the slaughterhouse, the rendering facility, the farm where the animal came from, and the processor that initially received the cow from the slaughterhouse.

FDA's investigation showed that the animal in question had already been rendered into "meat and bone meal" (a type of protein animal feed). Over the weekend FDA was able to track down all the implicated material. That material is being held by the firm, which is cooperating fully with FDA.

Cattle with central nervous system symptoms are of particular interest because cattle with bovine spongiform encephalopathy or BSE, also known as "mad cow disease," can exhibit such symptoms. In this case, there is no way now to test for BSE. But even if the cow had BSE, FDA's animal feed rule would prohibit the feeding of its rendered protein to other ruminant animals (e.g., cows, goats, sheep, bison).

FDA is sending a letter to the firm summarizing its findings and informing the firm that FDA will not object to use of this material in swine feed only. If it is not used in swine feed, this material will be destroyed. Pigs have been shown not to be susceptible to BSE. If the firm agrees to use the material for swine feed only, FDA will track the material all the way through the supply chain from the processor to the farm to ensure that the feed is properly monitored and used only as feed for pigs.

To protect the U.S. against BSE, FDA works to keep certain mammalian protein out of animal feed for cattle and other ruminant animals. FDA established its animal feed rule in 1997 after the BSE epidemic in the U.K. showed that the disease spreads by feeding infected ruminant protein to cattle.

Under the current regulation, the material from this Texas cow is not allowed in feed for cattle or other ruminant animals. FDA's action specifying that the material go only into swine feed means also that it will not be fed to poultry.

FDA is committed to protecting the U.S. from BSE and collaborates closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on all BSE issues. The animal feed rule provides crucial protection against the spread of BSE, but it is only one of several such firewalls. FDA will soon be improving the animal feed rule, to make this strong system even stronger.

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http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/news/2004/new01061.html


and the one they did finally document, it took an act of congress to get the damn mad cow documented, of which it was the h-BSE atypical. and if it were not for the Honorable Phyllis Fong of the OIG, that mad cow too would have never been documented. these are the facts.


Thursday, December 04, 2008 2:37 PM

"we have found that H-BSE can infect humans."

personal communication with Professor Kong. ...TSS

see full text ;


http://bse-atypical.blogspot.com/2009/0 ... pdate.html



TSS
 

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I'm not aware of any feed mills making feeds for multi-species that have used ruminant protein for years either. It may be there for use in other non ruminant feeds but each has to have a plan for very intense cleaning, flushing and testing of the system to satisfy FDA and USDA.
 

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