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Wisconsin Firm Recalls Beef Tongues That Contain Prohibited Materials SRM WASHINGTON, October 17, 2009

Posted Oct 18 2009 10:03pm
Wisconsin Firm Recalls Beef Tongues That Contain Prohibited Materials

Recall Release CLASS I RECALL FSIS-RC-055-2009 HEALTH RISK: LOW

Congressional and Public Affairs (202) 720-9113 Bryn Burkard

WASHINGTON, October 17, 2009 - Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation, a Milwaukee, Wisc., establishment is recalling approximately 5,522 pounds of beef tongues that may not have had the tonsils completely removed, which is not compliant with regulations that require the removal of tonsils from cattle of all ages, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Tonsils are considered a specified risk material (SRM) and must be removed from cattle of all ages in accordance with FSIS regulations. SRMs are tissues that are known to contain the infective agent in cattle infected with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), as well as materials that are closely associated with these potentially infective tissues. Therefore, FSIS prohibits SRMs from use as human food to minimize potential human exposure to the BSE agent.

The following product are subject to recall

"Various weight cases of "BEEF TONGUE #1 White." Each case bears the establishment number "EST. 17690" on the product label.

The beef tongue products were produced between the dates of October 12, 2009 and October 14, 2009, and were shipped to distribution centers in Illinois for further sale.

The problem was discovered during FSIS inspection activities at the establishment. FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers (including restaurants) of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumer questions regarding the recall should be directed to the company's Consumer Hotline at 1-877-435-4071; media inquiries should be directed to Mark Klein, Corporate Affairs Director, at (952) 742-6211.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) 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. #

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_055_2009_Release/index.asp


SEE TONSIL REMOVAL ;

http://origin-www.fsis.usda.gov/PDF/How_To_Comply_SRM.pdf


http://origin-www.fsis.usda.gov/PPT/How_To_Comply_SRM.ppt


http://www.fsis.usda.gov/PPT/Beef_Market_Head_SRM.ppt


http://www.reeis.usda.gov/web/crisprojectpages/203875.html


Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Consumption of beef tongue: Human BSE risk associated with exposure to lymphoid tissue in bovine tongue in consideration of new research findings

Consumption of beef tongue: Human BSE risk associated with exposure to lymphoid tissue in bovine tongue in consideration of new research findings - Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Biological Hazards

Question number: EFSA-Q-2007-110

Adopted date: 17/04/2008

Summary

http://www.efsa.europa.eu/EFSA/Scientific_Opinion/biohaz_op_ej700_bovine_tongue_summary_en.pdf


http://www.efsa.europa.eu/cs/BlobServer/Scientific_Opinion/biohaz_op_ej700_bovine_tongue_summary_en.pdf?ssbinary=true


Opinion

http://www.efsa.europa.eu/cs/BlobServer/Scientific_Opinion/biohaz_op_ej700_bovine_tongue_rev2_en,1.pdf?ssbinary=true


Summary

Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the human BSE risk associated with exposure to lymphoid tissue in bovine tongue in consideration of the findings included in a scientific article recently published on the consumption of beef tongue and the risk for public health.

This scientific article describes the distribution of lymphoid tissue in bovine tongue and the location of bovine lingual tonsil. In addition, it concludes that the method currently prescribed for harvesting bovine tongues in slaughterhouses is not appropriate for removing all specified risk material (SRM) and proposes an alternative harvesting method.

EFSA was requested (i) to evaluate the design of the study and its scientific validity in relation to the distribution of lymphoid tissue in bovine tongue and (ii) to evaluate the conclusions and recommendations of the study in relation to BSE risk from bovine tonsil following the harvesting method currently prescribed by EU legislation compared to the alternative one proposed in the study.

The BIOHAZ Panel reviewed the scientific article and concluded that the study further confirms and extends observations that the lingual tonsil at the base of the tongue may not be entirely eliminated when harvesting tongues by means of the method currently prescribed.

In reply to the second request, the BIOHAZ Panel assessed different parameters in order to quantify the human exposure risk to BSE from bovine tonsil associated with the consumption of bovine tongue. It was concluded that, overall, the level of infectivity in bovine tonsil is low. This, together with the declining and overall low BSE prevalence and the current policy on SRM removal, suggests a very low, if not negligible, human BSE exposure risk associated with exposure to lymphoid tissue in bovine tongue harvested as currently prescribed by EU legislation. The BIOHAZ Panel further concluded that currently there are not sufficient quantitative data available allowing a comparison of the human BSE exposure risk reduction achieved by the alternative tongue harvesting method proposed by the study in comparison to the harvesting method currently prescribed. However, it is likely that the proposed method would only provide a marginal reduction in the risk from bovine tonsil compared to the one currently prescribed.

Following to this, the BIOHAZ Panel made a series of recommendations on the topics that might be addressed in future studies on the subject.

http://www.efsa.europa.eu/EFSA/efsa_locale-1178620753812_1178704312961.htm


Annex 1

http://www.efsa.europa.eu/EFSA/Scientific_Opinion/annex_1_bovine_tongue_translation.pdf


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Nebraska Firm Recalls Beef Tongues That Contain Prohibited Materials SRM WASHINGTON, Oct 15, 2009

http://madcowfeed.blogspot.com/2009/10/nebraska-firm-recalls-beef-tongues-that.html


Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Consumption of beef tongue: Human BSE risk associated with exposure to lymphoid tissue in bovine tongue in consideration of new research findings

http://cjdmadcowbaseoct2007.blogspot.com/2008/04/consumption-of-beef-tongue-human-bse.html


SRM MAD COW RECALL 406 THOUSAND POUNDS CATTLE HEADS WITH TONSILS KANSAS

http://cjdmadcowbaseoct2007.blogspot.com/2008/04/srm-mad-cow-recall-406-thousand-pounds.html


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Texas Firm Recalls Cattle Heads That Contain Prohibited Materials

http://madcowfeed.blogspot.com/2008/06/texas-firm-recalls-cattle-heads-that.html


2006 was a banner year too for mad cow protein. those were just one of many ;

Specified Risk Materials

http://madcowspontaneousnot.blogspot.com/2008/02/specified-risk-materials-srm.html


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

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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 NOW, WHY IN THE WORLD DO WE TO TALK ABOUT THIS ANYMORE $$$

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


Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to Congress FY 2007 - 2nd Half

Two Texas Companies Sentenced and Fined for Misbranding Meat Products In April 2007, two closely held and related Texas companies pled guilty in Federal court and were sentenced to 12 months of probation and ordered to pay $10,250 in fines for misbranding meat products. One of the companies sold adulterated meat products to a retail store in New Mexico. Additionally, portions of the invoices failed to properly and consistently identify the meat products as being from cattle more than 30 months old at time of slaughter. This information is required to be disclosed because of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or "mad cow disease") concerns. No adulterated meat reached consumers.

http://www.usda.gov/oig/webdocs/sarc071212.pdf


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


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/foia-request-on-feed-recall-product.html


CVM Annual Report Fiscal Year 2008: October 1, 2007-September 30, 2008

PUTTING LIPSTICK ON A PIG AND TAKING HER TO A DANCE...TSS

BSE Feed Rule Enforcement: A Decade of Success OFF TO A FAST START


http://madcowusda.blogspot.com/2009/10/cvm-annual-report-fiscal-year-2008.html



http://madcowfeed.blogspot.com/2008/06/texas-firm-recalls-cattle-heads-that.html



Sunday, May 17, 2009

WHO WILL WATCH THE CHILDREN ? SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM FROM DOWNER CATTLE UPDATE

http://downercattle.blogspot.com/2009/05/who-will-watch-children.html


http://downercattle.blogspot.com/


Sunday, September 6, 2009

MAD COW USA 1997 SECRET VIDEO

http://madcowusda.blogspot.com/2009/09/mad-cow-usa-1997-video.html


U.S.A. HIDING MAD COW DISEASE VICTIMS AS SPORADIC CJD ? see video at bottom

http://creutzfeldt-jakob-disease.blogspot.com/2009/07/usa-hiding-mad-cow-disease-victims-as.html


DAMNING TESTIMONY FROM STANLEY PRUSINER THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER ON PRIONS SPEAKING ABOUT ANN VENEMAN see video

http://maddeer.org/video/embedded/prusinerclip.html


2009 UPDATE ON ALABAMA AND TEXAS MAD COWS 2005 and 2006

http://bse-atypical.blogspot.com/2006/08/bse-atypical-texas-and-alabama-update.html


please read and understand this. the UKBSEnvCJD only theory was bogus.

http://creutzfeldt-jakob-disease.blogspot.com/2009/08/characteristics-of-established-and.html


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Nebraska Firm Recalls Beef Tongues That Contain Prohibited Materials SRM WASHINGTON, Oct 15, 2009

http://madcowfeed.blogspot.com/2009/10/nebraska-firm-recalls-beef-tongues-that.html




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