Country Slovenia Inspection number 2009-8114 Title Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Inspection period Jan 2009 Published 23/06/2009
6.1 OVERALL CONCLUSION
A satisfactory system is in place for the control and eradication of BSE. Epidemio-surveillance for BSE in bovines is largely in line with the requirements of Annex III to Regulations (EC) No 999/2001 and the officially reported incidence of BSE should be an accurate reflection of the true incidence of BSE. Controls on SRM are satisfactory. Total feed ban controls at feed mills and on farms in order to prevent feeding of ruminants with derogated PAO were satisfactory; however, the targeting criteria for the controls at farm level were not fully risk based in all regions.
Brussels, 16 May 2001
BSE: Scientists publish risk assessments for Costa Rica, Kenya, Slovenia and Romania
The Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) advising the European Commission on BSE related issues has today published its opinion on the Geographical Risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in Costa Rica, Kenya, Slovenia and Romania. The evaluation of the geographical risk of presence of BSE focuses on the risk for animals to incubate the disease. The Committee concludes that is highly unlikely that cattle infected with the BSE agent are present in domestic herds of Costa Rica (GBR level I). They found that this is unlikely but not excluded in the herds of Kenya and Slovenia (GBR level II) and that it is likely that BSE is present in the cattle herds of Romania (GBR level III) although this is not yet confirmed. Slovenia is the first accession country that is classified as GBR level II. All other accession countries evaluated so far have been classified at level III of Geographical BSE Risk. Similarly, all EU Member States are classified at level III except for Sweden, Finland and Austria (level II) and United Kingdom and Portugal (level IV).
The Committee found that Slovenia has since 1992 imported 2.400 live cattle notably from Germany, and imported small amounts of MBM. The Slovenian authorities have been able to trace most of these cattle imports and to demonstrate that many of them are still alive. They also showed that reasonably effective controls on the rendering of MBM were in place at least as of 1996, and probably also before that date. In addition, a first feed ban to ruminants was introduced in 1996. It is therefore regarded unlikely but not excluded that the BSE agent could have been recycled, but not amplified, in Slovenia between 1992 and January 2001, when a complete feed ban was put in place. Romania has imported higher numbers of live cattle (about 22,000 tons) and meat-and-bone-meal (about 10,000 tons) from EU countries where the presence of BSE has since been confirmed. Although risk management measures were taken as of 1996, their effective enforcement has not been demonstrated. Therefore it is regarded likely that Romanian cattle herds were exposed to potentially BSE contaminated feed and subsequently infected.
Kenya has received meat and bone meal exports notably between 1987-1990 from the UK and since 1994 from Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands. The data made available to the SSC do not exclude that some of this MBM has reached domestic cattle. The conclusion of the assessment for Costa Rica is based on data demonstrating that BSE infectivity is highly unlikely to have reached the country and hence the domestic cattle population. Only minor quantities of potentially infected live cattle (35 from Spain) or potentially contaminated meat-and-bone meal (5 tonnes) were imported into the country.
The SSC recommends that BSE related aspects are included in the programme of future inspection missions of the Food and Veterinary Office, as far as feasible, to obtain confirmation of the information received from the national authorities in the countries concerned. For the time being, the scientists underline, their assessment has to be based on the information provided by the assessed countries. As far as possible all data have been evaluated and verified in close co-operation with the countries concerned, and checked against other sources in an open and transparent manner. Data on imports provided by the countries under evaluation have for example been compared with export data as recorded by EUROSTAT, the EU Statistical Office, and with export data provided by the UK authorities.
The evaluation of the GBR in these third countries was made on the basis of the same method and assessment process as described by the SSC in its July 2000 opinion on the GBR( 1 ). In the July-opinion the scientists already assessed the GBR risk in all EU Member States except Greece, and a first series of third countries( 2 ). An assessment for Uruguay was published in January; assessments for Botswana, Lithuania, Namibia, Nicaragua, and Swaziland in February, and for Albania, Brazil, Colombia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, India, Mauritius, Pakistan, Poland, Singapore and Slovakia in April this year.
The full text of the opinions is available at:
Released on 29/05/2001
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, Slovenia
Impact Worksheet, November 23, 2001
Country Bulgaria Inspection number 2009-8110 Title Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Inspection period Feb 2009 Published 23/06/2009
6.6 OVERALL CONCLUSION
The report concludes that very little progress has been made since the previous mission concerning the monitoring of on-farm slaughtering, as a result of which requirements for epidemio-surveillance and SRM are not complied with at this level; moreover, testing of fallen animals is still limited and passive surveillance has not resulted in the declaration of any suspect so far. On the contrary, epidemio-surveillance and SRM controls at slaughterhouse level were largely satisfactory; the same applies to feed ban controls, although there were deficiencies in the organization of controls in accordance with risks. ...
MIDDAY EXPRESS News from the Press and Communication Service's midday briefing Nouvelles du rendez-vous de midi du Service Presse et Communication 02 / 07 / 2002 EXTRAIT BSE: Scientists publish geographical risk assessments (GBR) for seven countries - Bulgaria, Croatia, Iceland, Latvia, San Marino, Turkey and Vanuatu GBR is a qualitative indicator of the likelihood of the presence of one or more cattle being infected with BSE. Where its presence is confirmed GBR gives an indication of the level of infection. The evaluation focuses on the risk for animals to incubate the disease. There are four categories: I Highly unlikely; II Unlikely but not excluded; III Likely but not confirmed or confirmed, at a lower level; IV Confirmed at a higher level. The Scientific Steering Committee which advises the European Commission on BSE related issues, has concluded that it is highly unlikely that cattle infected with the BSE agent are present in the domestic herds in Iceland and Vanuatu (GBR level I). They concluded that it is likely that BSE is present in the cattle herds of Bulgaria, Croatia, Latvia, San Marino and Turkey, although this is not yet confirmed (GBR level III). The full texts of the opinions are available
Scientific Steering Committee June 2002 - 1 - Opinion of the Scientific Steering Committee on the GEOGRAPHICAL RISK OF BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY (GBR) in Bulgaria Adopted by the SSC on 27 June 2002
Docket APHIS-2006-0026 Docket Title Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Animal Identification and Importation of Commodities Docket Type Rulemaking Document APHIS-2006-0026-0001 Document Title Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Minimal-Risk Regions, Identification of Ruminants and Processing and Importation of Commodities Public Submission APHIS-2006-0026-0012 Public Submission Title Comment from Terry S Singletary
your only fooling yourselves with this stupid ukbsenvcjd only theory, and the BSE methology of the OIE. most any coutnry that went by those same OIE BSE guidelines all went down with BSE.
THE OIE has now shown they are nothing more than a National Trading Brokerage for all strains of animal TSE.
AS i said before, OIE should hang up there jock strap now, since it appears they will buckle every time a country makes some political hay about trade protocol, commodities and futures. IF they are not going to be science based, they should do everyone a favor and dissolve there organization. ...
Docket APHIS-2006-0041 Docket Title Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Minimal-Risk Regions; Importation of Live Bovines and Products Derived from Bovines Commodities Docket Type Rulemaking Document APHIS-2006-0041-0001 Document Title Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Minimal-Risk Regions; Importation of Live Bovines and Products Derived From Bovines Public Submission APHIS-2006-0041-0028.1 Public Submission Title Attachment to Singletary comment
January 28, 2007
I would kindly like to submit the following to ;
BSE; MRR; IMPORTATION OF LIVE BOVINES AND PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM BOVINES [Docket No. APHIS-2006-0041] RIN 0579-AC01
Docket APHIS-2007-0033 Docket Title Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002; Biennial Review and Republication of the Select Agent and Toxin List Docket Type Rulemaking Document APHIS-2007-0033-0001 Document Title Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002; Biennial Review and Republication of the Select Agent and Toxin List Public Submission APHIS-2007-0033-0002.1 Public Submission Title Attachment to Singeltary comment
Monday, June 01, 2009
Biochemical typing of pathological prion protein in aging cattle with BSE
Sunday, June 07, 2009
L-TYPE-BSE, H-TYPE-BSE, C-TYPE-BSE, IBNC-TYPE-BSE, TME, CWD, SCRAPIE, CJD, NORTH AMERICA
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Identification and characterization of bovine spongiform encephalopathy cases diagnosed and NOT diagnosed in the United States
Sunday, December 28, 2008
MAD COW DISEASE USA DECEMBER 28, 2008 an 8 year review of a failed and flawed policy
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Mad Cow Disease typical and atypical strains, was there a cover-up ?
Saturday, February 28, 2009 NEW RESULTS ON IDIOPATHIC BRAINSTEM NEURONAL CHROMATOLYSIS "All of the 15 cattle tested showed that the brains had abnormally accumulated PrP" 2009 SEAC 102/2
Saturday, June 13, 2009
BSE FEED VIOLATIONS USA UPDATE From 01/01/2009 To 06/10/2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF MAD COW FEED IN COMMERCE USA
WHO WILL FOLLOW THE CHILDREN FOR CJD SYMPTOMS ???
Saturday, May 2, 2009
U.S. GOVERNMENT SUES WESTLAND/HALLMARK MEAT OVER USDA CERTIFIED DEADSTOCK DOWNER COW SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM
Sunday, April 12, 2009 BSE MAD COW TESTING USA 2009 FIGURES Month Number of Tests
Feb 2009 -- 1,891
Jan 2009 -- 4,620
SEE FULL TEXT ;
Monday, May 4, 2009
Back to the Past With New TSE Testing Agricultural Research/May-June 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Docket No. FDA2002N0031 (formerly Docket No. 2002N0273) RIN 0910AF46 Substances Prohibited From Use in Animal Food or Feed; Final Rule: Proposed
Sunday, April 12, 2009 r-calf and the USA mad cow problem, don't look, don't find, and then blame Canada
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Meeting of the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Committee On June 12, 2009 (Singeltary submission)
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Monitoring the occurrence of emerging forms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the United States 2003 revisited 2009
so, let us postulate shall we ;-) let us just postulate that for just this one time, that mad cow disease and all other Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies in all other species, that have been feeding on these species, and in the laboratory studies that proves oral transmission in many different species of these TSE, and in some the lateral and vertical transmission, let us all ignore this as well, just this one time. let's just for this one second play like the spontaneous mad cow disease is for real (which i don't believe for one second), and that mad cow disease just pops up from now and then, i believe it was guesstimated to be around to be like sporadic CJD i.e. 1-2 humans per million. but some studies suggested 3 to 8 cases of spontaneous BSE per million head of cattle, but lets just say for grins, 1-2 per million as with sporadic CJD. Therefore, if we have about 100 million cattle in the U.S., we should have 100-200 cases of BSE each year, if you consider 100 million head of cattle per year in the USA.
so, my question, WHERE ARE THESE MAD COWS AT, AND OR WHERE ARE THEY BURIED AT since that last case of mad cow disease in the USA was made public around March of 2006 ???
by what miracle and how has the USA bovine been protected from mad cow disease for so many years, decades $$$
ALL Human and Animal Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy, of all phenotypes, of ALL ages, in EVERY State and INTERNATIONALLY, should be made MANDATORY reportable ASAP. ...
Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
P.O. Box 42
Bacliff, Texas USA 77518