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FOIA REQUEST FEED RECALL 2009 Product may have contained prohibited materials Bulk Whole Barley, Recall # V-256-2009

Posted Aug 29 2009 10:51pm
Greetings,


Since posting this recall below a few days ago ;


Thursday, August 27, 2009 MAD COW FEED RECALL 2009 Product may have contained prohibited materials (208,820 LBS. THAT COULD CONTAINED PRIONS...TSS) without cautionary statement Subject: 2009 Product may have contained prohibited materials (THAT COULD CONTAIN PRIONS...TSS) without cautionary statement on the label

PRODUCT Bulk Whole Barley, Recall # V-256-2009

CODE No code or lot number.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Mars Petcare US, Clinton, OK, by telephone on May 21, 2009. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON Product may have contained prohibited materials without cautionary statement on the label.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 208,820 pounds

DISTRIBUTION TX END OF ENFORCEMENT REPORT FOR AUGUST 26, 2009

###


http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/EnforcementReports/ucm180348.htm




Greetings,

I saw this latest mad cow feed warning letter and notice a few changes. thought it looked a little fishy, so looking further i find it seems that now the FDA et al could not say mad cow or BSE, even if they had a mouth full of it, this is exactly what this warning letter recall is about, recalling potential mad cow feed, that might contain prions, that might get fed to cattle or other ruminants. this is the poorest i have seen yet on a warning letter with lack of information. compare it to the feed ban recall warning letter at the bottom. ALSO, This violator violations were so bad, they required an OAI on 05/28/2009, but you would not have noticed this by it's warning letter. SO, you have 208,820 pounds more of suspect mad cow feed IN COMMERCE, feeding to pets, or maybe cattle, who knows, no warning label on it. NOTHING HAS CHANGED, IT'S ALL STILL VOLUNTARY BSe. ...

I reported this back on Saturday, June 13, 2009 ;

DAL-DO 3007064862 Mars Petcare US #1 Mars Road Clinton OK 73601 OPR PF HP 05/28/2009 OAI Y

snip...

An OAI inspection classification occurs when significant objectionable conditions or practices were found and regulatory sanctions are warranted in order to address the establishment's lack of compliance with the regulation. An example of an OAI inspection classification would be findings of manufacturing procedures insufficient to ensure that ruminant feed is not contaminated with prohibited material. Inspections classified with OAI violations will be promptly re-inspected following the regulatory sanctions to determine whether adequate corrective actions have been implemented

snip...


http://madcowfeed.blogspot.com/2009/06/bse-feed-violations-usa-update-from.html



snip...end


see full text ;


http://madcowfeed.blogspot.com/2009/08/mad-cow-feed-recall-2009-product-may.html




Since posting this, i thought i might get the FDA to clarify this recall. NO CHANCE, TOP SECRET, MUST REQUEST FOIA ;


From: Terry S. Singeltary Sr. [mailto:flounder9@verizon.net] Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 1:05 PM To: Pritchett, Burt Subject: hello Mr. Pritchett Sir !!! mad cow feed question

Hello Mr. Pritchett,

I am trying to find out more information on this recall ;

PRODUCT Bulk Whole Barley, Recall # V-256-2009

CODE No code or lot number.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Mars Petcare US, Clinton, OK, by telephone on May 21, 2009. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON Product may have contained prohibited materials without cautionary statement on the label.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 208,820 pounds

DISTRIBUTION TX END OF ENFORCEMENT REPORT FOR AUGUST 26, 2009

###


http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/EnforcementReports/ucm180348.htm




NO doubt, this is a BSE feed ban violation of some sort, but exactly what ??

was the bulk barley mixed with dog food, cat food, fish food, deer or elk food or what ??

this is the poorest i have seen yet on a warning letter with lack of information. compare it to the feed ban recall warning letter at the bottom. ALSO, This violator violations were so bad, they required an OAI on 05/28/2009, but you would not have noticed this by it's warning letter. SO, you have 208,820 pounds more of suspect mad cow feed IN COMMERCE, feeding to pets, or maybe cattle, who knows, no warning label on it. NOTHING HAS CHANGED, IT'S ALL STILL VOLUNTARY BSe. ...

I reported this back on Saturday, June 13, 2009 ;

DAL-DO 3007064862 Mars Petcare US #1 Mars Road Clinton OK 73601 OPR PF HP 05/28/2009 OAI Y


snip...


An OAI inspection classification occurs when significant objectionable conditions or practices were found and regulatory sanctions are warranted in order to address the establishment's lack of compliance with the regulation. An example of an OAI inspection classification would be findings of manufacturing procedures insufficient to ensure that ruminant feed is not contaminated with prohibited material. Inspections classified with OAI violations will be promptly re-inspected following the regulatory sanctions to determine whether adequate corrective actions have been implemented


snip...end


Myself and many others are wondering just exactly what this recall is all about ??

was the OAI related to this recall, or was it a separate offence ??

REASON Product may have contained prohibited materials without cautionary statement on the label.

exactly what are we speaking of Sir ??


thank you,

curious terry here///


FDA REPLY TO TSS ;


----- Original Message -----
From: Pritchett, Burt
To: Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 3:26 PM
Subject: RE: hello Mr. Pritchett Sir !!! mad cow feed question

Terry,

That is the extent of the public information on the recall. If you wish to obtain additional information, you should submit a freedom of information act request through our communications staff. You could send an email request to: mhtml:%7B33B38F65-8D2E-434D-8F9B-8BDCD77D3066%7Dmid://00000090/!x-usc:mailto:CVMHomeP@cvm.fda.gov

Burt

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


O.K. THAT'S JUST WHAT I DID ;


----- Original Message -----
From: Terry S. Singeltary Sr. T
o: mhtml:%7B33B38F65-8D2E-434D-8F9B-8BDCD77D3066%7Dmid://00000090/!x-usc:mailto:CVMHomeP@cvm.fda.gov
Cc: mhtml:%7B33B38F65-8D2E-434D-8F9B-8BDCD77D3066%7Dmid://00000090/!x-usc:mailto:FOIASTAFF@oig.usda.gov ; mhtml:%7B33B38F65-8D2E-434D-8F9B-8BDCD77D3066%7Dmid://00000090/!x-usc:mailto:paffairs@oig.hhs.gov ; mhtml:%7B33B38F65-8D2E-434D-8F9B-8BDCD77D3066%7Dmid://00000090/!x-usc:mailto:HHSTips@oig.hhs.gov ; mhtml:%7B33B38F65-8D2E-434D-8F9B-8BDCD77D3066%7Dmid://00000090/!x-usc:mailto:contactOIG@hhsc.state.tx.us ; mhtml:%7B33B38F65-8D2E-434D-8F9B-8BDCD77D3066%7Dmid://00000090/!x-usc:mailto:phyllis.fong@oig.usda.gov
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2009 12:17 PM
Subject: FOIA REQUEST ON FEED RECALL PRODUCT Bulk Whole Barley, Recall # V-256-2009 DISTRIBUTION TX END OF ENFORCEMENT REPORT FOR AUGUST 26, 2009

Greetings FDA and the Honorable Phyllis Fong et al @ OIG,

FOIA REQUEST PLEASE !

I was told that the only way to find any more information on the following recall, i would have to submit a FOIA ? why, i do not know ?

The last FOIA i worked on took over 6 years ;


http://foiamadsheepmadrivervalley.blogspot.com/



i hope this one does not take this long to get any results ;

----- Original Message -----
From: Pritchett, Burt
To: Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 3:26 PM
Subject: RE: hello Mr. Pritchett Sir !!! mad cow feed question

Terry,

That is the extent of the public information on the recall. If you wish to obtain additional information, you should submit a freedom of information act request through our communications staff. You could send an email request to: mhtml:%7B33B38F65-8D2E-434D-8F9B-8BDCD77D3066%7Dmid://00000090/!x-usc:mailto:CVMHomeP@cvm.fda.gov

Burt

================end...TSS


Greetings again FDA, OIG et al,


I am trying to find out more information on this recall ;


PRODUCT Bulk Whole Barley, Recall # V-256-2009

CODE No code or lot number.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Mars Petcare US, Clinton, OK, by telephone on May 21, 2009. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON Product may have contained prohibited materials without cautionary statement on the label.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 208,820 pounds

DISTRIBUTION TX END OF ENFORCEMENT REPORT FOR AUGUST 26, 2009

###


http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/EnforcementReports/ucm180348.htm



IS this is a BSE/TSE feed ban violation of some sort, or exactly what ?

was the bulk barley mixed with dog food, cat food, fish food, deer or elk food or what ?

why no code or lot number ?

how does one expect to regain this banned product from commerce, IF one does not know what product contains said recall product i.e. was the bulk barely actually just bulk barely, or could it have possibly been salvaged pet foods of some sort ?

or, how did "prohibited materials" get into alleged "whole bulk barley" ? (confused)

how many different products is the 'bulk barely' mixed with ?

Myself and many others are wondering just exactly what this recall is all about ?

was the OAI related to this recall, or was it a separate offence ?

this is the poorest i have seen yet on a warning letter with lack of information.

ALSO, This violator violations were so bad, they required an OAI on 05/28/2009, but you would not have noticed this by it's warning letter. SO, you have 208,820 pounds more of suspect mad cow feed IN COMMERCE, feeding to pets, or maybe cattle, who knows, no warning label on it. NOTHING HAS CHANGED, IT'S ALL STILL VOLUNTARY BSe. ...

I reported this back on Saturday, June 13, 2009 ;

DAL-DO 3007064862 Mars Petcare US #1 Mars Road Clinton OK 73601 OPR PF HP 05/28/2009 OAI Y

snip...

An OAI inspection classification occurs when significant objectionable conditions or practices were found and regulatory sanctions are warranted in order to address the establishment's lack of compliance with the regulation. An example of an OAI inspection classification would be findings of manufacturing procedures insufficient to ensure that ruminant feed is not contaminated with prohibited material. Inspections classified with OAI violations will be promptly re-inspected following the regulatory sanctions to determine whether adequate corrective actions have been implemented

snip...end

REASON Product may have contained prohibited materials without cautionary statement on the label.

exactly what are we speaking of here, and in how many different products ??


Thank You,

kindest regards,

Terry S. Singeltary Sr.


Saturday, June 13, 2009 BSE FEED VIOLATIONS USA UPDATE From 01/01/2009 To 06/10/2009


http://madcowfeed.blogspot.com/2009/06/bse-feed-violations-usa-update-from.html




Terry S. Singeltary Sr.

P.O. Box 42

Bacliff, Texas USA 77518



end...TSS



ABOUT 20 MINUTES LATER I GET THIS BACK FROM FDA ;



----- Original Message -----

From: CVM HomePage
To: Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
Cc: Pritchett, Burt
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2009 12:40 PM
Subject: RE: FOIA REQUEST ON FEED RECALL PRODUCT Bulk Whole Barley, Recall # V-256-2009 DISTRIBUTION TX END OF ENFORCEMENT REPORT FOR AUGUST 26, 2009


Dear Terry Singletary
Thank you for contacting the Center for Veterinary Medicine Home Page.

Please see http://www.fda.gov/RegulatoryInformation/FOI/HowtoMakeaFOIARequest/default.htm for information on how to file a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

I hope this is helpful.

Sincerely,

CVM Home Page

===========================


O.K., BACK to the drawing board, remember, the last FOIA i requested took 6 plus years, so this was submitted again by fax yesterday FOIA request as follows ;


----- Original Message -----
From: Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
To: TERRY SINGELTARY
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2009 1:10 PM
Subject: FOIA REQUEST ON FEED RECALL PRODUCT Bulk Whole Barley, Recall # V-256-2009 DISTRIBUTION TX END OF ENFORCEMENT REPORT FOR AUGUST 26, 2009

August 28, 2009

FOIA REQUEST ON FEED RECALL PRODUCT Bulk Whole Barley, Recall # V-256-2009 DISTRIBUTION TX END OF ENFORCEMENT REPORT FOR AUGUST 26, 2009


TO
Food and Drug Administration

Division of Freedom of Information (HFI-35)

Office of Shared Services

Office of Public Information and Library Services

5600 Fishers Lane

Rockville, MD 20857

Or requests may be sent via fax to: fax number 301-443-1726 or 301-443-1719. If experience difficulty sending a fax, please call (301) 443-2414.


FROM
Terry S. Singeltary Sr.

P.O. Box 42

Bacliff, Texas USA 77518

----- Original Message -----
From: Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
To: mhtml:%7B33B38F65-8D2E-434D-8F9B-8BDCD77D3066%7Dmid://00000090/!x-usc:mailto:CVMHomeP@cvm.fda.gov
Cc: mhtml:%7B33B38F65-8D2E-434D-8F9B-8BDCD77D3066%7Dmid://00000090/!x-usc:mailto:FOIASTAFF@oig.usda.gov ; mhtml:%7B33B38F65-8D2E-434D-8F9B-8BDCD77D3066%7Dmid://00000090/!x-usc:mailto:paffairs@oig.hhs.gov ; mhtml:%7B33B38F65-8D2E-434D-8F9B-8BDCD77D3066%7Dmid://00000090/!x-usc:mailto:HHSTips@oig.hhs.gov ; mhtml:%7B33B38F65-8D2E-434D-8F9B-8BDCD77D3066%7Dmid://00000090/!x-usc:mailto:phyllis.fong@oig.usda.gov
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2009 12:17 PM Subject: FOIA REQUEST ON FEED RECALL PRODUCT Bulk Whole Barley, Recall # V-256-2009 DISTRIBUTION TX END OF ENFORCEMENT REPORT FOR AUGUST 26, 2009


Greetings FDA and the Honorable Phyllis Fong et al @ OIG,

FOIA REQUEST PLEASE !

I was told that the only way to find any more information on the following recall, i would have to submit a FOIA ? why, i do not know ?

The last FOIA i worked on took over 6 years ;


http://foiamadsheepmadrivervalley.blogspot.com/



i hope this one does not take this long to get any results ;


----- Original Message -----
From: Pritchett, Burt
To: Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 3:26 PM
Subject: RE: hello Mr. Pritchett Sir !!! mad cow feed question


Terry,

That is the extent of the public information on the recall. If you wish to obtain additional information, you should submit a freedom of information act request through our communications staff. You could send an email request to
mhtml:%7B33B38F65-8D2E-434D-8F9B-8BDCD77D3066%7Dmid://00000090/!x-usc:mailto:CVMHomeP@cvm.fda.gov


Burt


================end...TSS


Greetings again FDA, OIG et al,


I am trying to find out more information on this recall ;


PRODUCT Bulk Whole Barley, Recall # V-256-2009

CODE No code or lot number.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Mars Petcare US, Clinton, OK, by telephone on May 21, 2009. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON Product may have contained prohibited materials without cautionary statement on the label.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 208,820 pounds

DISTRIBUTION TX END OF ENFORCEMENT REPORT FOR AUGUST 26, 2009

###


http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/EnforcementReports/ucm180348.htm



IS this is a BSE/TSE feed ban violation of some sort, or exactly what ?

was the bulk barley mixed with dog food, cat food, fish food, deer or elk food or what ?

why no code or lot number ?

how does one expect to regain this banned product from commerce, IF one does not know what product contains said recall product i.e. was the bulk barely actually just bulk barely, or could it have possibly been salvaged pet foods of some sort ?

or, how did "prohibited materials" get into alleged "whole bulk barley" ? (confused)

how many different products is the 'bulk barely' mixed with ?

Myself and many others are wondering just exactly what this recall is all about ?

was the OAI related to this recall, or was it a separate offence ?

this is the poorest i have seen yet on a warning letter with lack of information.

ALSO, This violator violations were so bad, they required an OAI on 05/28/2009, but you would not have noticed this by it's warning letter. SO, you have 208,820 pounds more of suspect mad cow feed IN COMMERCE, feeding to pets, or maybe cattle, who knows, no warning label on it. NOTHING HAS CHANGED, IT'S ALL STILL VOLUNTARY BSe. ...

I reported this back on Saturday, June 13, 2009 ;

DAL-DO 3007064862 Mars Petcare US #1 Mars Road Clinton OK 73601 OPR PF HP 05/28/2009 OAI Y


snip...


An OAI inspection classification occurs when significant objectionable conditions or practices were found and regulatory sanctions are warranted in order to address the establishment's lack of compliance with the regulation. An example of an OAI inspection classification would be findings of manufacturing procedures insufficient to ensure that ruminant feed is not contaminated with prohibited material. Inspections classified with OAI violations will be promptly re-inspected following the regulatory sanctions to determine whether adequate corrective actions have been implemented


snip...end


REASON Product may have contained prohibited materials without cautionary statement on the label.

exactly what are we speaking of here, and in how many different products ??


Thank You,

kindest regards,


Terry S. Singeltary Sr.


How to Make a FOIA Request All FOIA requests must be in writing and should include the following information
A. Requestor's name, address, and telephone number.

Terry S. Singeltary Sr.

P.O. Box 42

Bacliff, Texas USA 77518

XXX-XXX-XXXX

B. A description of the records being sought. The records should be identified as specifically as possible. A request for specific records that are releasable to the public can be processed much more quickly than a request for "all information" on a particular subject. Also fees for a more specific and limited request will generally be less.

SEE ABOVE FOIA SPECIFIC REQUEST OF RECORDS. ...TSS

C. Separate requests should be submitted for each firm or product involved.

DUE TO THE LACK OF INFORMATION IN THE ORIGINAL WARNING LETTER, THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE. ...TSS

D. A statement concerning willingness to pay fees, including any limitations.

I CANNOT PAY ANYTHING. I AM DISABLED AND ON FIXED INCOME. THIS INFORMATION I REQUEST IS FOR ME AND THE PUBLIC. ...TSS

Questions relating to FOI requests may be addressed to the Division of the Freedom of Information Offices at 301-827-6567.

All FOIA requests must be in writing. At this time, FDA does not accept FOIA requests sent via e-mail. Requests should be mailed to the following address
Food and Drug Administration

Division of Freedom of Information (HFI-35)

Office of Shared Services

Office of Public Information and Library Services

5600 Fishers Lane

Rockville, MD 20857

Or requests may be sent via fax to: fax number 301-443-1726 or 301-443-1719. If experience difficulty sending a fax, please call (301) 443-2414.



FAXED TO FDA AND RECEIVED ON AUGUST 28, 2009
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