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From: TSS ()
Subject: Russia bans import of Polish fish meal
Date: October 3, 2007 at 10:55 am PST

Russia bans import of Polish fish meal


Published: Oct. 3, 2007 at 12:38 PM

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Russia has banned imports of fish meal, mainly used as fodder, from Poland and has threatened to stop importing Polish vegetables.

Sergej Dankwert, an official of the Russian veterinary agency, claimed an inspection established the Polish fish meal, usually made from ground, dried fish, included bone and meat meal, the Polish New.pl Web site reported Wednesday.

Dankwert said mixing meat and bone meal with fish meal is forbidden because “mad cow” disease might infect fish meal.

He said the ban is to stay in force until Russian veterinarians investigation the Polish system of export controls.


http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Top_News/2007/10/03/russia_bans_import_of_polish_fish_meal/4477/

> 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 !
>
>
> snip...
>
>
> Greetings FDA and public, if you go to the below site, and search all BSE
> known countries and check out their air traffic illegal meat they have
> confiscated, and check out the low number checked, compared to actual
> passenger traffic, would not take too much for some nut to bring in
FMD/TSEs
> into the USA as a 'suitcase bomb'.
>
>
> [[Under APHIS-PPQ's agricultural quarantine inspection monitoring, 284 air
> passengers from Israel were sampled for items of agricultural interest in
> fiscal year 2001. Seven of these passengers, or 2 percent, carried a total
> of 11 kg of meat items that could potentially harbor the pathogen that
> causes BSE. None of these passengers from whom meat items were confiscated
> reported plans to visit or work on a ranch or farm during their visit to
the
> U.S.]]
>
>
> if they were to have questioned the terrorist that bombed the Twin Towers
> with jets, if they were to have questioned them at flight school in the
USA,
> i am sure that they would have said they did not intend to visit the Twin
> Towers as a flying bomb either. what am i thinking, they probably did ask
> this? stupid me.
>
>
> [[In 1999 a small amount of non-species specific meat and offal was
imported
> and a small amount of fetal bovine serum (FBS) was also imported. FBS is
> considered to have a relatively low risk of transmitting BSE.]]
>
>
> more of the USA infamous 'non-species coding system', wonder how many of
> these species are capable of carrying a TSE?
>
>
> snip...
>
>
> Greetings again List Members, let me kick a madcow around here a bit. on
the
> imports from Poland and the infamous USA 'non-species' coding system. the
> USDA/APHIS states;
>
>
> > During the past four years (1998 - 2001), US imports from
>
> > Poland included non-species specific animal products
>
> > used in animal feeds and non-species specific sausage and offal
>
> > products (Table 3). Given US restrictions on ruminant product
>
> > imports, these US imports should not have contained ruminant
>
> > material.
>
>
> NOW, if you read Polands GBR risk assessment and opinion on BSE,
especially
> _cross-contamination_, it states;
>
>
> ANNEX 1 Poland - Summary of the GBR-Assessment, February 2001 EXTERNAL
> CHALLENGE STABILITY INTERACTION OF EXTERNAL CHALLENGE AND STABILITY The
very
> high to extremely high external challenge met a very unstable system and
> could have led to contamination of domestic cattle in Poland from 1987
> onwards. This internal challenge again met the still very unstable system
> and increased over time. The continuing very high external challenge
> supported this development. Not OK MBM-ban since 1997, but no feed
controls.
> Reasonably OK Heat treatment equivalent to 133°C / 20min / 3 bar
standards,
> but no evidence provided on compliance. Not OK. No SRM-ban, SRM are
rendered
> and included in cattle feed. BSE surveillance: Not sufficient before 2001.
> Cross-contamination: Lines for ruminant and non-ruminant feed in
feed-mills
> only separated in time and no analytical controls carried out. Likely
> present since 1987 and growing. see full text and ANNEX 1 at;
>
>
>
> http://europa.eu.int/comm/food/fs/sc/ssc/out185_en.pdf
>
>
>
>
> so in my humble opinion, the statement by the USDA/APHIS that ''these US
> imports _should_ not have contained ruminant materials, is a joke. a sad
> joke indeed. * POLAND BSE GBR RISK ASSESSMENT
>
>
>
>
> http://europa.eu.int/comm/food/fs/sc/ssc/out185_en.pdf
>
>
>
>
> snip...
>
>
> full text;
>
>
>
>
> http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dockets/02n0276/02N-0276-EC-254.htm
>
>
>
>
>
> 2006 POLAND BSE
>
>
> Subject: Poland Bse and animal nutrition & bse, scrapie testing Member
> States
> Date: February 8, 2006 at 10:58 am PST
>
> 01/2006 Poland Bse and animal nutrition 7693-2005
>
>
>
>
> http://europa.eu.int/comm/food/fvo/act_getPDF.cfm?PDF_ID=4951
>
>
>
>
>
> Annexes
>
>
> http://europa.eu.int/comm/food/fvo/act_getPDFannx.cfm?ANX_ID=4540
>
>
>
>
> http://europa.eu.int/comm/food/fvo/act_getPDFannx.cfm?ANX_ID=4541
>
TSS



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