Canada, U.S. agree on animal-disease measures to protect trade, while reducing human and animal health protection
tell us something we don’t already know $$$
Canada, U.S. agree on animal-disease measures to protect trade Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:40am EST By Rod Nickel
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Canada and the United States have agreed to maintain livestock and meat trade during animal disease outbreaks using a new system that targets trade bans more precisely by region, Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said on Wednesday.
In 2003, the United States and many other countries halted beef imports from Canada after the discovery of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, on a Western Canada farm. The trade bans caused prices for Canadian cattle to collapse, resulting in severe financial losses for ranchers.
Under the new system, which won't take effect until after consultation with industry groups and details are worked out, each country would only restrict trade within designated disease-control zones where the animal disease breaks out. If it had been in place in 2003, the U.S. would likely only have restricted imports of beef from Western Canada, not the entire country, Ritz said at a press conference in Winnipeg.
"The new agreement will help prevent or limit the introduction of highly contagious foreign animal diseases from one country to the other," he said. "At the same time, this agreement will help avoid unnecessary trade disruptions.
"This is a sensible approach."
Along with BSE, other animal diseases with potential to disrupt trade include foot-and-mouth disease, H1N1 flu and avian influenza.
The United States is the biggest market by far for Canadian exports of cattle, pigs, beef and pork.
The system comes out of a U.S.-Canada agreement in December 2011 to align regulatory systems in order to increase efficiency, reduce manufacturing and retail costs, and boost North American trade.
(Reporting by Rod Nickel in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Editing by David Gregorio)
when i thought it could not get any worse, it does.
In my opinion, Canada and the USA have done nothing BUT protect trade, instead of strict BSE TSE prion disease protocols, and some protocols were put into place, they were all bent and broken. the did it with the BSE MRR, when they replaced the BSE GBRs with it. this has gone on since 1997, and before really. so this announcement surprises no one. just more BSeee. you folks in the industry just continue to keep kidding yourselves, because the consumer is getting smarter every day, and you can't fool all of us, all of the time. test, test, test, and they will come...or not.
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Gambetti et al USA Prion Unit change another highly suspect USA mad cow victim to another fake name i.e. sporadic FFI at age 16 CJD Foundation goes along with this BSe
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*** Final Feed Investigation Summary - California BSE Case - July 2012
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CENSORSHIP IS A TERRIBLE THING $$$
Canada has had a COVER-UP policy of mad cow disease since about the 17th case OR 18th case of mad cow disease. AFTER THAT, all FOIA request were ignored $$$
THIS proves there is indeed an epidemic of mad cow disease in North America, and it has been covered up for years and years, if not for decades, and it’s getting worse $$$
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GREETINGS AGAIN APHIS ET AL,
FURTHERMORE, WE HAVE FAILED TO EVEN STOP THE SRMs FROM WHOLE CUTS OF BONELESS BEEF IMPORTED FROM CANADA IN THE VERY ONSET OF THE NEW BSE MRR (MINIMAL RISK REGION). THIS IS THE VERY REASON I HAVE SAID TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT BY THIS ADMINISTRATION ABANDONING THE BSE GBR RISK ASSESSMENTS BECAUSE THEY DID NOT LIKE THE ASSESSMENT OF BSE GBR III, AND ADHERING TO A NEW BSE MRR POLICY THAT WAS DESIGNED NOT FOR HUMAN HEALTH, BUT ONLY FOR COMMODITIES AND FUTURES, WILL FURTHER EXPOSE NEEDLESSLY MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF HUMANS AND ANIMALS VIA THE FREE TRADING OF ALL STRAINS OF TSE GLOBALLY. references as follow ;
Wisconsin Firm Recalls Beef Products
Recall Release CLASS II RECALL
FSIS-RC-032-2005 HEALTH RISK: LOW
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2005 - Green Bay Dressed Beef, a Green Bay, Wis., establishment, is voluntarily recalling approximately 1,856 pounds of beef products that may contain portions of the backbone from a cow just over 30 months old, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. The product was from a cow imported directly for slaughter from Canada.
Based on information provided by Canada, the products subject to this Class II recall are from a cow that is approximately one month older than the 30-month age limit. Both ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection were done on the cow in question. FSIS inspection program personnel determined the cow to be healthy and fit for human food. FSIS' designation of this recall as Class II is because it is a situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
FSIS learned about this as a result of a Canadian audit of their health certificate that accompanied the imported cow. Prior to slaughter, the health certificate accompanying the cow was presented to the establishment, and it appeared complete and accurate. However, a subsequent audit of information related to the health certificate by Canadian officials found that it was not accurate. Action has been taken by Canadian Food Inspection Agency officials in response to findings from the audit. The products subject to recall are:
Five boxes of 243 lb. vacuum pouched packages of "American Foods Group, NECKBONE UNTRIM'D, USDA CHOICE OR HIGHER" with the case code of 77333; One box of 50 lb. vacuum pouched package of "American Foods Group, SHORTLOIN 2X2, USDA SELECT OR HIGHER" with the case code of 75231; One box of 60 lb. vacuum pouched package of "American Foods Group, SHORTLOIN 2X2, USDA CHOICE OR HIGHER" with the case code of 75060; Five boxes of 258 lb. vacuum pouched packages of "Dakota Supreme Beef, SHORTLOIN 0X11/4, USDA SELECT OR HIGHER" with the case code of 75442; Sixteen boxes of 811 lb. vacuum pouched packages of "American Foods Group, BLADE BI N/O CHUCK, USDA CHOICE OR HIGHER" with the case code of 75955; Nine boxes of 435 lb. vacuum pouched packages of "American Foods Group, BLADE BI N/O CHUCK, USDA SELECT OR HIGHER" with the case code of 75952. Each box bears the establishment number "410" inside the USDA seal of inspection. The products were produced on August 4, and were distributed to wholesale distributors in Pennsylvania, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Under the interim final rules FSIS implemented on January 12, 2004, certain specified risk materials must be removed from all cattle depending on the age of the animal. On this animal all specified risk materials for cattle 30 months and over were removed, with the exception of the vertebral column. At the time of slaughter, the animal was certified to be under 30 months of age and removal of the vertebral column was not required. A subsequent audit determined the animal was just over 30 months of age; therefore, the vertebral column is required to be removed. This is the reason for the recall of the selected products.
Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Sally VandeHei, Executive Assistant at 1-877-894-3927. National media with questions may contact Jim Mulhern at (202) 496-2468. Local media with questions may contact Susan Finco at (920) 965-7750 ext.158.
Consumers with other food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854). The hotline is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
Sample Product Labels: These are similar to, but not identical to, labels on the recalled product.
USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Docket No. 03-080-1 -- USDA ISSUES PROPOSED RULE TO ALLOW LIVE ANIMAL IMPORTS FROM CANADA [TSS SUBMISSION 11/03/2003 01:19 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org ]
OIG REPORT ON IMPORTS FROM CANADA
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