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The USDA says testing would imply safety. So I guess NOT testing is “Safer”.
Posted By: Henry Bacarisse
Date: Friday, April 9, 2004 at 7:11 p.m.
I have sent this message to my US House Representative, and to both of my US Senators. I have shared this with about 1500 members of various Barbecue and Cooking links around the country
I am sharing it with you now.
The USDA is doing STUPID things. They have for years.
Can you publicize the questions being raised now?
Look at my blog site.
The USDA says testing would imply safety. So I guess NOT testing is "Safer".
How is that for logic? How far "Under" is an Undersecretary?
USDA won't allow independent testing for mad cow
Reuters, 04.09.04, 11:57 AM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government rejected a request by Creekstone Farms Premium Beef to allow the beef company to test all of its cattle for mad cow disease, the Agriculture Department said Friday.
USDA Undersecretary Bill Hawks said Creekstone Farm's request for a license to test for mad cow disease "in a private marketing program can not be granted at this time."
"The use of the test as proposed by Creekstone would have implied a consumer safety aspect that is not scientifically warranted," Hawks said in a statement.
The privately owned company wanted to test all of its cattle to resume trade with Japan, which shut its borders to U.S. beef after the discovery of the first and only U.S. case of mad cow disease in December.
My question is WHY would the USDA even be allowed or be requiring approval to do testing, IF testing of all cattle is proposed to insure the NEEDS of the Japanese Government. They asked for it, and agreed to import all (and ONLY) INSPECTED beef.
Is there a stupidity requirement to be a spokesperson for the USDA?
Can you help to FIX this matter?
Thank you for an early response.
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