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Steve
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« on: May 22, 2007, 06:40:56 AM »

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FDA ends media briefings on melamine investigation
May 22, 2007

The FDA media office just informed us:

    FYI: Since there is no new information on the pet food/tainted animal feed (melamine) investigation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Customs and Border Protection will no longer be holding regular Tuesday and Thursday media briefings on the issue. FDA’s investigation is still ongoing and an import alert remains in place for all vegetable protein products coming into the U.S. from China. FDA will notify the media when there is updated information. In the meantime, please contact FDA’s Press Office […] with any questions. Thank you.



Translation: We're tired of answering your questions. Wall Street is tired of your questions.  Big Business and profits come first. Now go and eat, die, and get the hell out of our face and keep your noses out of our business.

Isn't that pretty much it?

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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2007, 10:49:51 AM »

As the spotlight dims on the stage, as the FDA players take off their makeup, we hear yet another newspaper vendor in the streets calling out"'more recalls, get it here, more recalls!"  But the play is over and so we are to wrap our coats tightly around us and hail a taxi to take us home.

"More recalls, get it here.  More recalls!"

And the mist envelops us as the stage lights dim for good off Broadway.  As we go quietly home, our thoughts remind us that we were never really told whodunit.  But that is the beauty of art, it leaves it up to everyone to make their own conclusions...after all the players have gone home and after all the dead have been buried.

(please forgive the 19th century analogy of a Shakesperian play of ruin and greed).
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2007, 12:58:33 PM »

The FOOD mach DEATH ADMINISTRATION wishes to go back to its core agenda (like FEMA's) of enabling the Merchants of Death to return to business as usual. Now they have heard from us, and done their slippery little two-step in the media, and think they understand how easy it is to appease us, they'll return to the RISK MANAGERS and lawyers with new "defenses".

However, they forgot that at least one civilian amongst this crowd did bring a most corrupt Administration to its legal knees, if only for a few months post 9/11.

I learned too. And huh! I am angry again. They hit my Mackie. In Zen they teach you how the littlest ant can use the power of an opponent against them. On my watch, they'll be eating their own dog food... and here is Mr. Mack's response.

Memo To the FDA
Date: May 22, 2007
Subject: FDA ends media briefings on melamine investigation

You "Sirs", don't know my Mommy. You're in for a Major A^% Kicking for the Major A^% Licking you keep giving to China and US Criminal Pet Food CxO's. When she's done wiping the floor with you protectors of the Merchants of what was to have been My Death, you'll be eating your own poisoned dog and cat food.

Cross a line with humans, you'll likely get away with it, cross a line with babies, you'll get censored real bad, but cross a line with us fur protectors and you will fry.

There is a special god for us small furry spirits who stuck with you, to show you back to the Garden of Eden. You defy our caretakers, and torture and kill us, we have our own way of getting justice. What goes around comes around. Weaken us, bring us to our knees, you're looking at your own horrible deaths. All life is mysteriously interconnected and you're only as strong as the weakest of us.

The weakest of us are those of us who linger in your shadows as strays, waiting for your help, the most vulnerable... who depended on the kindness of those who could only afford the cheapest foods. You ghouls. You've sealed your own death sentences.

Watch Denver for starters. You've been warned.
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Steve
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2007, 05:21:26 PM »

China continously violates US food standards

// 21 may 2007
China is a top violator of US food safety standards, with US authorities last month rejecting 257 Chinese food shipments — far more than from any other country, US media reported Sunday.

At least 137 food shipments were rejected as "filthy" after testing positive for salmonella, or for containing banned ingredients.

The Food and Drug Administration last month seized more than 1,000 shipments of tainted dietary supplements, toxic cosmetics and counterfeit medicines from China.

A good portion of the rejected Chinese shipments each month includes fish and seafood like catfish, shrimp, mahi-mahi, tilapia, eel and yellow fin tuna.

Other Chinese imports that failed inspection include herbal teas, bean curd, candy, dried apples, dried peaches and peanut milk, while non-food rejects included catheters and lip gloss.

The burgeoning food import scandal has been spotlighted because of the recent highly publicized contamination of dog and cat food ingredients from China.

Market dominance
China, which exports about $2 billion each year in food products, not only is a cheap supplier of a growing number of important food products, but for some key foodstuffs it is virtually the sole purveyor.

For instance, China now is dominating the world's production of ascorbic acid, which is a valuable preservative that is ubiquitous in processed foods.

US companies have become so dependent on the Chinese exports that they may be reluctant to reduce the flow of goods.

US agriculture officials also have seized hundreds of tonnes of prohibited poultry products from China and other Asian countries over the past year, including some shipped in crates labelled "dried lily flower," and "prune slices."


http://www.allaboutfeed.net/news/id102-10405/china_continously_violates_us_food_standards.html
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