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From: TSS ()
Subject: Statement by USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford Regarding Canada’s BSE Epidemiological Investigation April 28, 2006
Date: May 1, 2006 at 6:18 am PST

Jim Rogers (202) 690-4755

Statement by USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford Regarding Canada’s BSE Epidemiological Investigation
April 28, 2006

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture continues to work closely with our counterparts in Canada on animal tracebacks in regards to their most recent case of BSE. Canada has informed us that 15 feed cohorts of the BSE-positive animal entered the United States. USDA has located one of these animals, and it will be euthanized and tested. The disposition of the remaining 14 animals is still being determined. "Experience worldwide has shown us that it is highly unusual to find BSE in more than one animal in a herd or in an affected animal's offspring. However, we will continue to work with Canada to locate as many animals of interest in this case as possible. It is important to remember that the United States maintains a series of interlocking safeguards which are what protect animal and public health. These safeguards include the removal of specified risk materials from the food supply and the Food and Drug Administration's 1997 ruminant-to-ruminant feed ban."

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/content/2006/04/bsecan.shtml

NOW, for the rest of the story ;

BARB'S

Origin Herds Generating Multiple BSE Cases in Animals Born After 31 July 1996 (Born After the Reinforced Feed Ban (BARB) cases)

Two herds of origin have each generated three confirmed BARB cases, and 9 herds of origin have each generated two confirmed BARB cases. (The management of two of the herds which each generated two BARB cases, is linked.)

Note:
The table above does not include two confirmed cases of BSE in animals which died in December 2005 on a Somerset farm. These two cases were identified under the compulsory BSE surveillance programme, an aspect of which requires the UK to test all fallen stock cattle aged 24 months or over. The dates of birth of these two animals are unknown although they are likely to have been born after July 1996. Disease was confirmed on 24 January 2006.

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Multiple Cases and the South West Wales Cluster
Eleven herds in Great Britain have generated a total of 24 BARB cases. These include two triple BARB cases (Pembrokeshire and Wiltshire) and nine paired BARB cases (Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Shropshire, Ceredigion and Orkney). Most of these natal herds are located in South West/ West England or South West Wales. The historic management of two of the three Ceredigion paired BARB case herds is such that these two herds can be regarded together as generating one quadruple BARB case: the two natal herds, are based at two premises. The four BARBs were moved to a third premises at approximately 2-months of age for rearing as a single unit, and remained there until approximately 30-months of age, when they returned to their natal premises.

21/24 of the multiple cases succumbed to BSE in their natal herds. 19/24 of the multiple cases have been detected by active surveillance. At least 11/13 of the subsequent BARB cases were cohorts of the index cases. 6/13 of the subsequent BARB cases were detected through the cohort cull which commenced in March 2005.

These findings support a common feed source during the first 12 months of life in each of the affected herds. A statistical analysis of the number of multiple BARB cases, carried out in 2005, provides evidence that BARB cases do not all occur by chance.

There is also an epidemiologically significant cluster of 8 BARB cases born between 1 August 1997 and 31 July 1998 in South West Wales. These cases include the quadruple BARB case and one of the paired BARB cases, and all the animals received feed from two local feed mills.

In 2005, another herd in South West Wales experienced a BSE case born in October 2001. The subsequent cull of the cohorts of this case detected two further cases born in September 2001 and May 2002. Detailed epidemiological investigations of the herd of origin suggested that these three cases were the result of infected feed from a local mill retained in a feed bin. The feed bin had been in use for adult cattle since September 1998, but was moved and filled with calf rearer feed in late July 2002. One or more bulk consignments of imported feed contaminated with infective material, supplied in 1998/99 to several local feed mills, is believed to have produced the South Wales BARB clusters.

A report of the feed investigations into herds generating the cluster of BARB cases in South West Wales and into herds experiencing multiple BARB cases is available below:

http://www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/bse/controls-eradication/feedban-bornafterban.html

SRM REMOVAL USA

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE
QUARTERLY ENFORCEMENT REPORT October 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005


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CARGILL MEAT SOLUTIONS 00086K M DODGE CITY, KS X X On 10/11/05, a
withholding action concerning labels for Advanced Meat Recovery System
product was taken in accordance with 9 CFR Part 500.8.


EXCEL CORP 00086R M FORT MORGAN, CO 2/22/05 X X On 8/11/04, a withholding
action concerning labels for Advanced Meat Recovery System product was taken
in accordance with 9 CFR Part 500.8. On 12/22/04, plant appealed the
withholding action. Appeal was denied on 1/25/05.


00245L M LEXINGTON, NE 3/12/04 3/18/04 X 5/4/05 X X On 3/10/05, a
withholding action concerning labels for Advanced Meat Recovery System
product was taken in accordance with 9 CFR Part 500.8.

9/16/05 9/29/05 X X TYSON FRESH MEATS INC. 09268 M PASCO, WA X X On 7/28/04,
a withholding action concerning labels for Advanced Meat Recovery System
product was taken in accordance with 9 CFR Part 500.8.

TYSON FRESH MEATS INC. X X 00245D M EMPORIA, KS On 12/23/04, a withholding
action concerning labels for Advanced Meat Recovery System product was taken
in accordance with 9 CFR Part 500.8.


DESERET MEAT 04852 M SPANISH FORK, UT 7/20/05 8/1/05 X X 12/29/05 The
enforcement action included, as a basis, failure of the establishment to
comply with Agency requirements concerning specified risk material.


NORTHERN PACKING COMPANY INC. 00571 M BRIAR HILL, NY 12/9/05 12/23/05 X X X
X The enforcement action included, as a basis, failure of the establishment
to comply with Agency requirements concerning specified risk material.


A.J. CEKAK'S MEAT MARKET 9/1/05 9/20/05 X X X On 9/1/05, an enforcement
action
21562 M
concerning failure to meet regulatory ORD, NE requirements for Escherichia
coli Biotype 1 (E. coli) was taken. The enforcement action included, as a
basis, failure of the establishment to comply with Agency requirements
concerning specified risk material.


ALTA VISTA LOCKER
10/5/05 10/26/05 X X The enforcement action included, as a 31931 M basis,
failure of the establishment toALTA VISTA, KS comply with Agency
requirements
concerning specified risk material.


BROWN'S PROCESSING 13100 M13100 P ELSBERRY, MO 8/8/05 8/16/05 X X X 11/16/05
The enforcement action included, as a basis, failure of the establishment to
comply with Agency requirements concerning specified risk material.


CHAMPLAIN BEEF INC 2/28/05 3/4/05 3/8/05 X X X
08547 M
WHITEHALL, NY
10/17/05 X X X The enforcement action included, as a basis, failure of the
establishment to comply with Agency requirements concerning specified risk
material.


FIVE STAR PACK INC. 9/1/05 9/9/05 X X 12/29/05 On 9/1/05, an enforcement
action
08725 M08725 P
concerning failure to meet regulatory GOLDEN CITY, MO requirements for
Escherichia coli Biotype 1 (E. coli) was taken. The enforcement action
included, as a basis, failure of the establishment to comply with Agency
requirements concerning specified risk material. FRESH FARMS BEEF 12/16/05
12/28/05 X X X The enforcement action included, as a 18579 M basis, failure
of the establishment toRUTLAND, VT comply with Agency requirements
concerning specified risk material.


GOETZ AND SONS WESTERN 11/15/05 11/23/05 12/1/05 X X
MEATS INC
06245 M06245 P
EVERETT, WA
12/17/05 12/28/05 X X X On 12/17/05, firm violated a regulatory control
action by selling U.S.D.A retained product.


H AND P MEATS 21352 M SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN 7/28/05 8/8/05 8/17/05 8/19/05 X X
The enforcement action included, as a basis, failure of the establishment to
comply with Agency requirements concerning specified risk material.


HOPKINS PACKING COMPANY 11069 M BLACKFOOT, ID 7/28/05 8/1/05 X X The
enforcement action included, as a basis, failure of the establishment to
comply with Agency requirements concerning specified risk material.


NORTHWEST PREMIUM MEATS LLC 11032 M11032 P NAMPA, ID 7/26/05 7/29/05 X X
11/15/05 The enforcement action included, as a basis, failure of the
establishment to comply with Agency requirements concerning specified risk
material.


PARADISE LOCKER MEATS 31865 M31865 P TRIMBLE, MO 9/21/05 10/7/05 X X The
enforcement action included, as a basis, failure of the establishment to
comply with Agency requirements concerning specified risk material. PARAGON
SPRAY DRYING, LLC 31762 M31762 P WAUKON, IA 9/6/05 9/12/05 X X X The
enforcement action included, as a basis, failure of the establishment to
comply with Agency requirements concerning specified risk material.


RANDALL MEAT COMPANY 10669 M HOT SPRINGS, AR 7/1/05 7/28/05 10/12/05
10/24/05 X X X The enforcement action included, as a basis, failure of the
establishment to comply with Agency requirements concerning specified risk
material.


S & S MEAT COMPANY 01046 M01046 P KANSAS CITY, MO 8/4/05 8/19/05 X X
11/16/05 The enforcement action included, as a basis, failure of the
establishment to comply with Agency requirements concerning specified risk
material.


STEAK MASTER 21159 M21159 P ELWOOD, NE 11/4/05 11/17/05 X X X The
enforcement action included, as a basis, failure of the establishment to
comply with Agency requirements concerning specified risk material.


THE MEAT SHOP 31561 M BENSON, VT 8/18/05 9/6/05 9/9/05 X X X X X The
enforcement action included, as a basis, failure of the establishment to
comply with Agency requirements concerning specified risk material.


THEURER'S QUALITY MEATS, INC 31647 M31647 P LEWISTON, UT 7/27/05 7/29/05 X X
The enforcement action included, as a basis, failure of the establishment to
comply with Agency requirements concerning specified risk material.


TOOELE VALLEY MEATS 20594 M20594 P GRANTSVILLE, UT 7/25/05 8/1/05 X X The
enforcement action included, as a basis, failure of the establishment to
comply with Agency requirements concerning specified risk material.


WALNUT VALLEY PACKING LLC 32007 M32007 P EL DORADO, KS 12/15/05 12/30/05 X X
X The enforcement action included, as a basis, failure of the establishment
to comply with Agency requirements concerning specified risk material.


YODER BROTHERS MEAT PROCESSING 17301 M PARIS, TN 10/3/05 10/12/05 X X The
enforcement action included, as a basis, failure of the establishment to
comply with Agency requirements concerning specified risk material.


full text 54 pages ;


http://www.fsis.usda.gov/PDF/QER_Q1_FY2006.pdf

----- Original Message -----
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
To:
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 4:26 PM
Subject: USDA FSIS QUARTERLY ENFORCEMENT REPORT (BSE) July 1, 2005 through
September 30, 2005


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


Subject: USDA FSIS QUARTERLY ENFORCEMENT REPORT (BSE) July 1, 2005 through
September 30, 2005
Date: March 20, 2006 at 12:58 pm PST


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE
QUARTERLY ENFORCEMENT REPORT July 1, 2005 through September 30, 2005


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Administrative Actions Pending or Taken at Small HACCP Plants [includes
actions initiated in prior quarters]

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DESERET MEAT 04852 M SPANISH FORK, UT
07/27/05
08/01/05
X
X
On 7/27/05, a suspension action concerning Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
and Specified Risk Material was taken in accordance with 9 CFR Part 500.3.

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Administrative Actions Pending or Taken at Small HACCP Plants [includes
actions initiated in prior quarters]

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MONTEBELLO MEAT PROCESSING, INC 19075 M19075 P MANATI, PR
08/01/05
08/18/05
X
X
X
09/26/05
On 8/1/05, an enforcement action concerning Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
and Specified Risk Material was taken in accordance with 9 CFR Part 500.4.

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Table 7. Administrative Actions: Very Small HACCP Plants (7/01/05 to
9/30/05)


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A.J. CEKAK'S MEAT MARKET 09/01/05 09/20/05 On 9/1/05, an enforcement action

21562 M

concerning failure to meet regulatory ORD, NE requirements for Escherichia
coli X X X Biotype 1 (E. coli) and Bovine Spongiform
Encephalopathy/Specified Risk Material was taken in accordance with 9 CFR
Part 500.4.


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Administrative Actions Pending or Taken at Very Small HACCP Plants [includes
actions initiated in prior quarters]

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BROWN'S PROCESSING 13100 M13100 P ELSBERRY, MO
08/08/05
08/16/05
X
X
X
On 8/8/05, an enforcement action concerning Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
and Specified Risk Material was taken in accordance with 9 CFR Part 500.4.

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Administrative Actions Pending or Taken at Very Small HACCP Plants [includes
actions initiated in prior quarters]

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FIVE STAR PACK INC. 08725 M08725 P GOLDEN CITY, MO 09/01/05 09/09/05 X X On
9/1/05, an enforcement action concerning failure to meet regulatory
requirements for Escherichia coli Biotype 1 (E. coli) and Bovine Spongiform
Encephalopathy/Specified Risk Material was taken in accordance with 9 CFR
Part 500.4.


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Administrative Actions Pending or Taken at Very Small HACCP Plants [includes
actions initiated in prior quarters]

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H AND P MEATS 21352 M SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN 07/28/05 08/08/05 08/17/05
08/19/05 X X On 8/17/05, a suspension action concerning Bovine Spongiform
Encephalopathy and Specified Risk Material was taken in accordance with 9
CFR Part 500.3.


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HOPKINS PACKING COMPANY 11069 M BLACKFOOT, ID
07/28/05
08/01/05
X
X
On 7/28/05, a suspension action concerning Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
and Specified Risk Material was taken in accordance with 9 CFR Part 500.3.

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Administrative Actions Pending or Taken at Very Small HACCP Plants [includes
actions initiated in prior quarters]

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NORTHWEST PREMIUM MEATS LLC 11032 M11032 P NAMPA, ID 07/26/05 07/29/05 X X
On 7/26/05, a suspension action concerning Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
and Specified Risk Material was taken in accordance with 9 CFR Part 500.3.


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PARADISE LOCKER MEATS 31865 M31865 P TRIMBLE, MO
09/21/05
X
X
On 9/21/05, an enforcement action concerning Bovine Spongiform
Encephalopathy and Specified Risk Material was taken in accordance with 9
CFR Part 500.4.

PARAGON SPRAY DRYING, LLC 31792 M31792 P WAUKON, IA
09/06/05
09/12/05
X
X
X
On 9/6/05, an enforcement action concerning Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
and Specified Risk Material was taken in accordance with 9 CFR Part 500.4.

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Administrative Actions Pending or Taken at Very Small HACCP Plants [includes
actions initiated in prior quarters]

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RANDALL MEAT COMPANY 10669 M HOT SPRINGS, AR
07/01/05
07/28/05
X
X
X
On 7/1/05, an enforcement action concerning Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
and Specified Risk Material was taken in accordance with 9 CFR Part 500.4.

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Administrative Actions Pending or Taken at Very Small HACCP Plants [includes
actions initiated in prior quarters]


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08/04/05

08/19/05

On 8/4/05,

an enforcement action 01046 M01046 P concerning Bovine SpongiformKANSAS
CITY, MO X X Encephalopathy and Specified Risk Material was taken in
accordance with 9 CFR Part 500.4.


Administrative Actions Pending or Taken at Very Small HACCP Plants [includes
actions initiated in prior quarters]


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THE MEAT SHOP 08/18/05 09/06/05

09/09/05

On 9/6/05, a suspension action 31561 M concerning Bovine SpongiformBENSON,
VT Encephalopathy and Specified Risk Material was taken in accordance with 9
CFR Part 500.3. XX X X X


THEURER'S QUALITY MEATS, 07/27/05 07/29/05

On 7/27/05, a suspension action INC concerning Bovine Spongiform31647 M31647
P Encephalopathy and Specified Risk X X

LEWISTON, UT Material was taken in accordance with 9 CFR Part 500.3.


TOOELE VALLEY MEATS 07/25/05 08/01/05

On 7/25/05, a suspension action 20594 M20594 Pconcerning Bovine Spongiform

GRANTSVILLE, UT X X Encephalopathy and Specified Risk Material was taken in
accordance with 9 CFR Part 500.3.


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52 pages

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/PDF/QER_Q4_FY2005.pdf

ALABAMA MAD COW USA UPDATE;

Apr 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28, 2006 — There is nothing new to report and the investigation continues.

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/hot_issues/bse/bse_al_epi-update.shtml

MAYBE, USDA et al should take some tips from CFIA on BSE and traceback. ...TSS






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