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From: TSS ()
Subject: USDA VS CREEKSTONE BSE/BASE/TSE TESTING Civil Action No. 06-0544
Date: September 4, 2007 at 9:47 am PST

USDA


AUGUST 21, 2007


Mr. Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
Post Office Box 42
Bacliff, Texas 77518-0042


Dear Mr. Singeltary:


This is in response to your e-mails to Secretary Johanns concerning private
testing for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and a ruling by the U.S.
District Court for the District of Columbia involving Creekstone Farms
Premium Beef, LLC. We regret the delay in responding.


As you may know, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) filed an appeal
of the U.S. District Court's order on June 15,2007. While we recognize your
views, we cannot comment on any matters at issue in the pending litigation.
However, we can assure you that USDA remains committed to ensuring
effective, scientifically sound testing for significant animal diseases and
to protecting U.S. animal and public health from BSE.


We understand that the effects of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) are
devastating, and we are sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. Some of us at
USDA have also lost family members to CJD and other degenerative neurological
diseases. Although it is rare, the classical form of CJD does occur sporadically in the
United States and worldwide. However, no cases of vCJD-the form of BSE that can be
transmitted from animals to humans-are known to have originated in the
United States. Because the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services'
(HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responsible for
addressing concerns about CJD and other human health issues, you may wish to
contact that agency directly. The address is CDC, HHS, 200 Independence
Avenue, SW., Washington, D.C. 20201.


We also wish to clarify that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's 1997
ban on ruminant-to-ruminant feeding is the primary measure in place to
protect animal health with regard to BSE. Protection of public health from
BSE is achieved by the removal from the human food supply of the animal
tissues-often referred to as specified risk


Mr. Terry S. Singeltary, Sr. Page 2


materials-in which the BSE infective agent would be found if present, and by
other controls imposed at the slaughter level. These additional controls
include the Food Safety and Inspection Services' ban on nonambulatory cattle
from the human food chain; a prohibition on air-injection stunning of
slaughter cattle; the requirement of additional process controls in advanced
meat recovery systems; and, a prohibition on the use of mechanically
separated beef in human food. Additionally, protection from BSE and other
diseases is achieved by conducting antemortem inspections of slaughter
cattle and excluding any animals that display clinical signs of neurological
disease or other abnormalities.


We appreciate the opportunity to address your concerns. To learn more about
USDA's BSE surveillance and safeguarding activities, please visit our Web
site at www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/hot_issues/bse/index.shtml.

Sincerely,

Jere L. Dick
Associate Deputy Administrator
National Animal Health Policy and Programs Veterinary Services


============================END=========================


Greetings,

LIKE going back in time 25 to 30 years with the science in this reply to me from USDA on BSE.
I would kindly like to comment;


Jere L. Dick states ;


> Some of us at USDA have also lost family members to CJD

> Although it is rare, the classical form of CJD does occur sporadically in the United States and worldwide


THIS is very disturbing to me that even USDA officials family members are dying of sporadic CJD, but yet they refuse to acknowledge the science to date, instead to go by prehistoric science dating back some 3 decades. IN short, there is much more to this sad story than that of the UKBSEnvCJD ONLY hypothesis/myth. Evidently, USDA did not even read the most up to date science i submitted to them, or just chose to ignore it. we now know that the sporadic CJD may not be as sporadic or spontaneous as these officials would have us to believe. THE USA has had two cases of atypical BSE i.e. BASE, which is more similar to some sporadic CJD, than that of the nvCJD, plus, there are some questions pertaining to the potential of some of these sCJD case being tied to either CWD in deer and or elk, and to the scrapie in sheep and goats, and there's other science showing that friendly fire from these sources i.e. iCJD is a very real threat. ...tss

Jere L. Dick states ;


> Protection of public health from BSE is achieved by the removal from the human food supply of the animal

> tissues-often referred to as specified risk materials-in which the BSE infective agent would be found if present,

> and by other controls imposed at the slaughter level.

EXACTLY, and this policy has failed terribly, see recalls of 1,000's of TONS of these banned products that is suppose to protect us from all strains of mad cow disease, that are being fed out in commerce as we speak ;

FDA CERTIFIED MAD COW PROTEIN IN COMMERECE 2006


10,000,000+ LBS. of PROHIBITED BANNED MAD COW FEED I.E. MBM IN COMMERCE USA
2007

Date: March 21, 2007 at 2:27 pm PST
RECALLS AND FIELD CORRECTIONS: VETERINARY MEDICINES -- CLASS II
___________________________________
PRODUCT
Bulk cattle feed made with recalled Darling’s 85% Blood Meal, Flash Dried,
Recall # V-024-2007
CODE
Cattle feed delivered between 01/12/2007 and 01/26/2007
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Pfeiffer, Arno, Inc, Greenbush, WI. by conversation on February 5, 2007.
Firm initiated recall is ongoing.
REASON
Blood meal used to make cattle feed was recalled because it was
cross-contaminated with prohibited bovine meat and bone meal that had been
manufactured on common equipment and labeling did not bear cautionary BSE
statement.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
42,090 lbs.
DISTRIBUTION
WI

___________________________________
PRODUCT
Custom dairy premix products: MNM ALL PURPOSE Pellet, HILLSIDE/CDL
Prot-Buffer Meal, LEE, M.-CLOSE UP PX Pellet, HIGH DESERT/ GHC LACT Meal,
TATARKA, M CUST PROT Meal, SUNRIDGE/CDL PROTEIN Blend, LOURENZO, K PVM DAIRY
Meal, DOUBLE B DAIRY/GHC LAC Mineral, WEST PIONT/GHC CLOSEUP Mineral, WEST
POINT/GHC LACT Meal, JENKS, J/COMPASS PROTEIN Meal, COPPINI – 8# SPECIAL
DAIRY Mix, GULICK, L-LACT Meal (Bulk), TRIPLE J – PROTEIN/LACTATION, ROCK
CREEK/GHC MILK Mineral, BETTENCOURT/GHC S.SIDE MK-MN, BETTENCOURT #1/GHC
MILK MINR, V&C DAIRY/GHC LACT Meal, VEENSTRA, F/GHC LACT Meal, SMUTNY,
A-BYPASS ML W/SMARTA, Recall # V-025-2007
CODE
The firm does not utilize a code - only shipping documentation with
commodity and weights identified.
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Rangen, Inc, Buhl, ID, by letters on February 13 and 14, 2007. Firm
initiated recall is complete.
REASON
Products manufactured from bulk feed containing blood meal that was cross
contaminated with prohibited meat and bone meal and the labeling did not
bear cautionary BSE statement.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
9,997,976 lbs.
DISTRIBUTION
ID and NV

END OF ENFORCEMENT REPORT FOR MARCH 21, 2007


http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/enforce/2007/ENF00996.html


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0705&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=20055

FDA CERTIFIED MAD COW PROTEIN IN COMMERECE 2006

Subject: MAD COW FEED RECALL USA SEPT 6, 2006 1961.72 TONS IN COMMERCE AL,TN, AND WV

Date: September 6, 2006 at 7:58 am PST


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0702&L=sanet-mg&D=1&P=7860


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0611&L=sanet-mg&P=3715


http://www.microbes.info/forums/index.php?showtopic=373

Subject: USDA FSIS SRM TSE QUARTERLY ENFORCEMENT REPORT UPDATE
Date: February 17, 2007 at 7:03 pm PST
Greetings,


I thought I might update you on the USDA FSIS QUARTERLY REPORTS ON THE TOPIC OF SRMs and MAD COW DISEASE I.E. BSE/BASE ETC.


see laundry list of SRM violations ;

http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0702&L=sanet-mg&P=10713

Subject: USDA OIG SEMIANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS FY 2007 1st Half (bogus BSE
sampling FROM HEALTHY USDA CATTLE)
Date: June 21, 2007 at 2:49 pm PST

http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0706&L=sanet-mg&T=0&F=&S=&P=9430


18 January 2007 - Draft minutes of the SEAC 95 meeting (426 KB) held on 7
December 2006 are now available.


snip...

64. A member noted that at the recent Neuroprion meeting, a study was
presented showing that in transgenic mice BSE passaged in sheep may be more
virulent and infectious to a wider range of species than bovine derived BSE.

Other work presented suggested that BSE and bovine amyloidotic spongiform
encephalopathy (BASE) MAY BE RELATED. A mutation had been identified in the
prion protein gene in an AMERICAN BASE CASE THAT WAS SIMILAR IN NATURE TO A
MUTATION FOUND IN CASES OF SPORADIC CJD.


snip...

http://www.seac.gov.uk/minutes/95.pdf


3:30 Transmission of the Italian Atypical BSE (BASE) in Humanized Mouse

Models Qingzhong Kong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pathology, Case Western Reserve
University

Bovine Amyloid Spongiform Encephalopathy (BASE) is an atypical BSE strain
discovered recently in Italy, and similar or different atypical BSE cases
were also reported in other countries. The infectivity and phenotypes of
these atypical BSE strains in humans are unknown. In collaboration with
Pierluigi Gambetti, as well as Maria Caramelli and her co-workers, we have
inoculated transgenic mice expressing human prion protein with brain
homogenates from BASE or BSE infected cattle. Our data shows that about half
of the BASE-inoculated mice became infected with an average incubation time
of about 19 months; in contrast, none of the BSE-inoculated mice appear to
be infected after more than 2 years.

***These results indicate that BASE is transmissible to humans and suggest that BASE is more virulent than
classical BSE in humans.***


6:30 Close of Day One


http://www.healthtech.com/2007/tse/day1.asp

SEE STEADY INCREASE IN SPORADIC CJD IN THE USA FROM
1997 TO 2006. SPORADIC CJD CASES TRIPLED, with phenotype
of 'UNKNOWN' strain growing. ...


http://www.cjdsurveillance.com/resources-casereport.html

There is a growing number of human CJD cases, and they were presented last
week in San Francisco by Luigi Gambatti(?) from his CJD surveillance
collection.

He estimates that it may be up to 14 or 15 persons which display selectively
SPRPSC and practically no detected RPRPSC proteins.


http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/06/transcripts/1006-4240t1.htm


http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/06/transcripts/2006-4240t1.pdf


Jere L. Dick states ;

> and Inspection Services' ban on nonambulatory cattle from the human food chain;


Subject: FINAL REGULATIONS FOR NON-AMBULATORY DISABLED CATTLE AND SPECIFIED
RISK MATERIALS (SRMs)
Date: August 31, 2007 at 9:21 am PST


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0708&L=sanet-mg&T=0&F=&S=&P=27862


ALL in all, the USDA's response to my submission on USDA VS CREEKSTONE, is simply not acceptable, and is true to the nature of the Industry's grip on Washington and the USDA, God save the Industry at all cost, including human health, mentality. ...TSS


SEE MY SUBMISSION TO USDA IN FULL ;


USDA Fights Court Decision
Approving BSE Tests
From Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
flounder9@verizon.net
5-30-7

To: agsec@usda.gov
Cc: john.clifford@aphis.usda.gov; usaha@usaha.org;
jmeng@cpfbeef.com;LAVET22@aol.com Phyllis.Fong@usda.gov
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 2:07 PM
Subject: USDA VS CREEKSTONE BSE/BASE/TSE TESTING Civil Action No. 06-0544
(JR)


SEE FULL TEXT ;


http://www.vegsource.com/talk/madcow/messages/1001404.html

http://www.bloodindex.com/view_news_zone.php?id=610&heading=USDA%20VS%20CREEKSTONE%20BSE/BASE/TSE%20TESTING%20Civil%20Action%20No.%2006-0544%20(JR)

http://www.microbes.info/forums/index.php?showtopic=417

http://www.microbes.info/forums/index.php?showtopic=418&pid=532&st=0&#entry532

http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0707&L=sanet-mg&P=29337

https://lists.aegee.org/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0705&L=BSE-L&T=0&F=&S=&X=34D6D460631211D4A1&Y=flounder9%40verizon.net&P=6485

CWD UPDATE 88 AUGUST 31, 2007


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0709&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=450

Subject: Cross-sequence transmission of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
creates a new prion strain

Date: August 25, 2007 at 12:42 pm PST

http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0708&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=21267

Subject: MAD COW BASE H-TYPE AND L-TYPE

Date: August 23, 2007 at 11:30 am PST


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0708&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=19779


From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 9:50 AM
Subject: TWO MORE Nor98 atypical Scrapie cases detected in USA bringing
total to 3 cases to date


Infected and Source Flocks

As of June 30, 2007, there were .....

snip...

One field case and one validation case were consistent with Nor-98 scrapie.

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/animal_diseases/scrapie/downloads/monthly_scrapie_rpt.pps


IN the February 2007 Scrapie report it only mentions ;

''One case was consistent with Nor98 scrapie.''

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/animal_diseases/scrapie/


(please note flocks of origin were in WY, CO, AND CA. PERSONAL COMMUNCATIONS
USDA, APHIS, VS ET AL. ...TSS)

NOR98 SHOWS MOLECULAR FEATURES REMINISCENT OF GSS


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0708&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=14553


An evaluation of scrapie surveillance in the United States


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0708&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=3427

FOIA REQUEST FOR ATYPICAL TSE INFORMATION ON VERMONT SHEEP


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0708&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=10451

SEAC New forms of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy 1 August 2007
From: Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2007 13:09:38 -0500


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0708&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=3573

POTENTIAL MAD CAT ESCAPES LAB IN USA

http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0708&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=7062

Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
P.O. Box 42
Bacliff, Texas USA 77518




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