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UPDATE 429,128 lbs. feed for ruminant animals may have been contaminated with prohibited material Recall # V-258-2009

Posted Mar 08 2010 1:25pm
Greetings,


I got a follow on this in the mail this past Saturday in the mail. thought some might be interested in the following ;




DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Public Health Service Food and Drug Administration Rockville MD 20857

Terry Singeltary
P.O. box 42.
Bacliff, TX USA 77518

Dear Requestor

In reply refer to: F2009-7430

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request received by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on September 10,2009 which you ask for Recall V-258-2009. I apologize for the delay in our response to you. Enclosed you will find the records you requested. The following charges will be included in a monthly invoice
Reproduction Search Review Total 5 Pages hour $.50 $ $.50

The above charges may not reflect final charges for this request. Please DO NOT send any payment until you receive an invoice from the Agency's Freedom of Information Staff (HFI-35).

Sincerely yours,


Sandy McGeehan
Paralegal Specialist
Communications Staff
Center for Veterinary Medicine


Memorandum

Date August 26, 2009

From CVM Animal Health Hazard Evaluation Committee

Subject Problem

Fargam Land & Grain recalled 429,128 pounds of ground corn because it may have been contaminated with prohibited material (material prohibited for use in ruminant feed by the 1997 BSE feed regulation) and was not labeled with the cautionary statement.

The feed mill received two semi trailer loads of barley that had been recalled by Mars Petcare US because it had been contaminated by dog food, some of which is formulated to contain bovine origin meat and bone meal.

The auger used to receive the barley was used to receive two truck loads of corn before the feed mill became aware of the problem with the barley. This potentially allowed some of the dog food in the barley to be carried over into the corn.


Recall Event IDIRES #: 52103

DAF/Surveillance #: 09234

CVM Recall and Emergency Coordinator (Kathy Hemming-Thompson), HFV -234

Field/RES Report Data
Recalling firmFargam Land & Grain
505 Burlington Rd
Saginaw, TX 76179

ManufacturerMars Petcare US
1 Doane Rd Clinton, OK 73601

Product & Code: Bulk ground corn; 70AY -02

Quantity Manufactured: 429,128 pounds

Quantity Distributed: 429,128 pounds

Recall Contact: Phil Farr, Owner, Fargam Land & Grain, Saginaw, TX

FDA District: Dallas

Field Recommended Classification: Class III

Effectiveness Check Level: Direct Accounts




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Background: The firm is a feed mill that stores and manufactures products intended for use in animal feed. Its business is commingled with Saginaw Flakes, a feed mill which is under the same ownership, and located across the street from Fargam Land & Grain. A limited inspection was conducted to determine compliance with CP 7371.009 after the firm notified the Office of the Texas State Chemist that it had received four semi trailer loads of barley that may have contained dog food.

ReView
Sample collection
Aseptic technique [ ] Yes [ ] No [X] NA

Number of subsamples

FDA/FACTS #

Was chain of custody documented correctly?

[ ] Yes

[ ] No Explain in narrative box
[X] NA


Analytical method: [ ] Yes [ ] No [X] NA

[ ] Official method

[ ] FDA method

[ ] Other method, explain in narrative box

Was analysis properly conducted? [ ]Yes [ ] No Explain in narrative box: [X] NA


Laboratory analysis: [ ] Yes [ ] No [X] NA


Done by
[ ] FDA laboratory

[ ] State laboratory

[ ] Other laboratory

[ ] None


Have any adverse reaction reports or other indication of injuries or diseases been reported relating to this problem or for similar situations?

[X] No

[ ] Yes Attach copies or explain in narrative box
[ ] NA


Is the problem easily identified by the user?

[X] No

[ ] Yes


What are the animal and human populations at risk?

Cattle, particularly calves, is the population that is most susceptible to BSE and at greatest risk ofexposure to the BSE agent through these shipments of ground corn that may have contained prohibited material and were not labeled with the cautionary statement. Other susceptible populations, such as humans, domestic cats, and zoo animals are best protected by keeping BSE out of the cattle population.



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What is the hazard associated with use of the product?

[X ] Life-threatening (death has or could occur) .

[ ] Results in permanent impaiiment of a body function or permanent damage to a body structure

[ ] Necessitates medical or surgical intervention to preclude or reverse permanent damage to a body structure orpermanent impairment of a body function

[ ] Temporary-or reversible (without medical intervention)

[ ] Limited (transient, minor impairment or complaints)

[ ] No adverse health consequences

[ ] Hazard cannot be assessed with the data currently available


What is the likelihood of an adverse event occurring?


[ ] Probable

[ ] Possible

[X] Unlikely

[ ] Unknown


CVM's AHHE Committee recommends the following
a) Recall Classification: [21 CFR 7.41(b) and RPM 5-00-20 (j)].

l-Class I [ ]

2-Class ll [ ]

3-Class III [X]

4-Market withdrawal [ ] Skip parts b & c

5-0ther [ ] Skip parts b & c.


b) Depth of Recall: [21 CFR 7 .42(b )(1) and RPM 5-00-20(k)].

l-Consumer or User Level [X]

2- Retail Level/Veterinarian [ ]

3- Wholesale Level [ ]

4-NA [ ]


c) Level of Audit Checks: [Investigations Operations Manual Chapter 7, Section 7.3.2.2]


[ ] Level A-I 00% of the total number of consignees to be contacted.

[ ] Level B - Greater than 10% but less than 100% of the total number of consignees to be contacted.

[ ] Level C - 10% of the total number of consignees to be contacted.

[ ] Level D - 2% of the total number of consignees to be contacted.

[ X] Level E - No checks.


Narrative Summary
Fargam Land & Grain, Saginaw, TX recalled 429,128 pounds of ground corn that may have contained prohibited material. The com was not labeled with the required cautionary statement to alert users of the product that it should not be fed to ruminants or be used as an ingredient in


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ruminant feed. The corn was shipped to eleven dairy farms in Texas and one dairy farm in Louisiana between May 13th and May 15th, 2009. This is a sub-recall of a recall by Mars Petcare US, Clinton, OK of bulk whole barley that was cross-contaminated with dog food during storage and loading at the Mars Petcare plant. A receiving auger at Fargam Land and Grain that was used to unload the contaminated barley was used to unload whole corn before the problem was discovered. This potentially allowed some of the dog food in the barley to be carried over into the corn.


BSE is a degenerative disease of the central nervous system of cattle and is always fatal. It is characterized by a long incubation period of three to eight years, followed by a much shorter course of illness. The BSE agent is also the cause of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans, which is also always fatal.


While the health hazard is life threatening, It is highly unlikely that deaths or illnesses would result from the use of the recalled product. The meat and bone meal ingredient of the dog food carried over into the barley as a result of cross contamination, and then potentially carried over into the corn through cross-contamination, would have to have been derived from a BSE infected animal for the BSE agent to be present in the dog food-barley, and corn. This is unlikely due to the low prevalence of BSE in the U.S. cattle population. In 2006, USDA estimated the prevalence of BSE in the United States to be less than one infected animal per million adult cattle. This estimate was based on results of 735,213 cattle tested over a seven year period. The most recent of only three BSE cases ever detected in the United States was found in March 2006.

CVM Animal Health Hazard Evaluation Committee recommends a class _III_ recall and we concur with the effectiveness check level of _100_ percent.


Animal Health Hazard Evaluation Committee


Lynn Post, DVM, Ph.D., D.A.B.V.T., Chair

Sharon Benz, Ph.D., PAS

Terry Proescholdt, Leader, Feed Safety Team



Prepared by
Burt Pritchett, DVM


end...March 4, 2010...TSS




HISTORY F.O.I.A.





Saturday, August 29, 2009

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


http://madcowfeed.blogspot.com/2009/08/foia-request-feed-recall-2009-product.html




Thursday, September 3, 2009

429,128 lbs. feed for ruminant animals may have been contaminated with prohibited material Recall # V-258-2009


http://madcowfeed.blogspot.com/2009/09/429128-lbs-feed-for-ruminant-animals.html




Friday, September 4, 2009

FOIA REQUEST ON FEED RECALL PRODUCT 429,128 lbs. feed for ruminant animals may have been contaminated with prohibited material Recall # V-258-2009


http://madcowfeed.blogspot.com/2009_09_01_archive.html





Tuesday, November 3, 2009

re-FOIA REQUEST ON FEED RECALL PRODUCT contaminated with prohibited material Recall # V-258-2009 and Recall # V-256-2009


http://madcowfeed.blogspot.com/2009/11/re-foia-request-on-feed-recall-product.html







From: Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
To: CVMHomeP@cvm.fda.gov
Cc: FOIASTAFF@oig.usda.gov ; paffairs@oig.hhs.gov ; HHSTips@oig.hhs.gov ; phyllis.fong@oig.usda.gov




FOIA REQUEST ON FEED RECALL PRODUCT 429,128 lbs. feed for ruminant animals may have been contaminated with prohibited material Recall # V-258-2009



September 4, 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



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



ANOTHER FOIA REQUEST PLEASE !



I apologize for wasting your time. this could have been handled differently if the FDA et al would just clearly identify these feed recalls with exactly what was in them, and what type recall it is.



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 ?



----- 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: CVMHomeP@cvm.fda.gov





Burt

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



Greetings again FDA, OIG et al,



I am trying to find out more information on another recall, that contains possible mad cow protein? but we do not know for sure, the way the recall warning letters are being wrote up now.



I had to file FOIA last week for the same thing. see ;



Saturday, August 29, 2009

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

http://madcowfeed.blogspot.com/2009/08/foia-request-feed-recall-2009-product.html




and I recieved 'confirmation' of my request in the postal mail with Log No. xx-xxxxx.



HOWEVER, SADLY, I requested another explaination again from Pritchett, Burt on this newest suspect mad cow feed recall this week below, explaining to him that this is rediculous to have to file a FOIA on every feed recall now, and that all he had to do was to explain exactly what we are speaking of in these recalls, and I have gotten no response to date. SO, I will continue to write these FOIA request, until we get this straightened out, even if it takes another 6+ years to find the truth.



F.O.I.A request on the following please ;



PRODUCT Bulk ground corn; distributed by Saginaw Flakes, Saginaw, TX, Recall # V-258-2009

CODE Bulk ground corn shipped between 05/13/-14/09

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Recalling Firm: Fargam Land & Grain, Saginaw, TX, by telephone on May 21, 2009. Manufacturer: Mars Petcare US, Clinton, OK.

Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON Bulk ground corn used as feed for ruminant animals may have been contaminated with prohibited material.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 429,128 lbs.

DISTRIBUTION TX, LA

END OF ENFORCEMENT REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 2, 2009

###

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/EnforcementReports/ucm181251.htm




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



NOT KNOWING EXACTLY what this recall is about, we must assume it is just more mad cow feed in commerce, but they refuse to tell us exactly what it is.


> ruminant animals may have been contaminated with prohibited material


exactly what was it ??


under regs just previously posted, if i understand this right, you now have 3

Subpart B-Listing of Specific Substances Prohibited From Use in Animal Food or Feed ;


§ 589.1000 Gentian violet.

§ 589.1001 Propylene glycol in or on cat food.

§ 589.2000 Animal proteins prohibited in ruminant feed.


http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=8f6d4f71330c3337921d820e1854476e&rgn=div5&view=text&node=21:6.0.1.1.26&idno=21




SO, which one is it ??



THIS recall is not confusing ;




10,000,000+ LBS. of PROHIBITED BANNED MAD COW FEED I.E. BLOOD LACED MBM IN COMMERCE USA 2007




Date: March 21, 2007 at 2:27 pm PST

RECALLS AND FIELD CORRECTIONS: VETERINARY MEDICINES -- CLASS II

___________________________________

PRODUCT

Bulk cattle feed made with recalled Darling's 85% Blood Meal, Flash Dried, Recall # V-024-2007

CODE

Cattle feed delivered between 01/12/2007 and 01/26/2007

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER

Pfeiffer, Arno, Inc, Greenbush, WI. by conversation on February 5, 2007.

Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON

Blood meal used to make cattle feed was recalled because it was cross- contaminated with prohibited bovine meat and bone meal that had been manufactured on common equipment and labeling did not bear cautionary BSE statement.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE

42,090 lbs.

DISTRIBUTION

WI

___________________________________

PRODUCT

Custom dairy premix products: MNM ALL PURPOSE Pellet, HILLSIDE/CDL Prot- Buffer Meal, LEE, M.-CLOSE UP PX Pellet, HIGH DESERT/ GHC LACT Meal, TATARKA, M CUST PROT Meal, SUNRIDGE/CDL PROTEIN Blend, LOURENZO, K PVM DAIRY Meal, DOUBLE B DAIRY/GHC LAC Mineral, WEST PIONT/GHC CLOSEUP Mineral, WEST POINT/GHC LACT Meal, JENKS, J/COMPASS PROTEIN Meal, COPPINI - 8# SPECIAL DAIRY Mix, GULICK, L-LACT Meal (Bulk), TRIPLE J - PROTEIN/LACTATION, ROCK CREEK/GHC MILK Mineral, BETTENCOURT/GHC S.SIDE MK-MN, BETTENCOURT #1/GHC MILK MINR, V&C DAIRY/GHC LACT Meal, VEENSTRA, F/GHC LACT Meal, SMUTNY, A- BYPASS ML W/SMARTA, Recall # V-025-2007

CODE

The firm does not utilize a code - only shipping documentation with commodity and weights identified.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER

Rangen, Inc, Buhl, ID, by letters on February 13 and 14, 2007. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON

Products manufactured from bulk feed containing blood meal that was cross contaminated with prohibited meat and bone meal and the labeling did not bear cautionary BSE statement.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE

9,997,976 lbs.

DISTRIBUTION

ID and NV

END OF ENFORCEMENT REPORT FOR MARCH 21, 2007



http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/enforce/2007/ENF00996.html



NEW URL



http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/EnforcementReports/2007/ucm120446.htm





Thursday, March 19, 2009

MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF MAD COW FEED IN COMMERCE USA WITH ONGOING 12 YEARS OF DENIAL


http://madcowfeed.blogspot.com/2009/03/millions-and-millions-of-pounds-of-mad.html




Terry S. Singeltary Sr.

P.O. Box 42

Bacliff, Texas USA 77518







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

281-559-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 AND RECIEVED TO THE ABOVE NUMBER SEPTEMBER 4, 2009...TSS



PLEASE SEE FULL TEXT ;



>>> Is anybody even looking at the dogs..especially with CWD now so widespread? <<<



NA, na, na........they know what they will find, Canine Spongiform Encephalopathy, and it was documented, but then they decided not to push the issue anymore, they had enough mad cow disease in different species to deal with. so they screwed the brains up with dogs and deer in the UK. then we took a page or two from the UKs testing protocols and USDA screwed the brains up with cattle, again, and again, and again. then played the stupid card. ya can't fix stupid.


... TSS


Monday, March 8, 2010

Canine Spongiform Encephalopathy aka MAD DOG DISEASE


Greetings, Another Big Myth about Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy, is that TSE will not transmit to dogs. This is simply NOT TRUE. IT is perfectly legal to feed dogs and cats here in the USA bovine meat and bone meal. Canine dementia is real. how many dogs and cats here in the USA are tested for mad cow disease ? I just received this F.O.I.A. request, and thought I would post it here with a follow up on MAD DOG DISEASE. This is a follow up with additional data I just received on a FOIA request in 2009 ; see full text, and be sure to read the BSE Inquiry documents toward the bottom ;



http://caninespongiformencephalopathy.blogspot.com/2010/03/canine-spongiform-encephalopathy-aka.html







TSS
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