Sandhusker said:Tam said:Sandhusker said:Tam, Tam, Tam. Japan was taking beef processed in US packing plants prior to Dec. 2003. Something happened in Dec., 2003, and it wasn't anything to do with our packing plants. :wink:
Sandhusker Sandhusker Sandhusker(please get a shorter name :lol: ) something did happen in Dec 2003 and it had everything to do with your packing plants. They allowed a BSE positive cow to be ground and mixed with 10,000 pounds of hamburger and be distributed to at least eight States. They tried to recall it but it was to late as some had already been eaten.
Tam, Tam, Tam-Tam-Tam,
Lets say you are correct about our packing plants - I don't agree, but lets say you are right. Even if our packing plants are inept as can be, how will the US taking live cattle from Canada prompt the Japanese to take US beef? The USDA says it will, (I notice you don't think them to be real credible, either), NCBA says it will, some on this board say it will, but nobody can offer an explanation how! NOTHING that we have done in regards to Canada has budged them an inch. Why would anything else be different?
Maybe it will show the Japanese that the US trusts the US packing industry. It was your Packing Industry that caused the BSE to get into YOUR food chain. All you have done is take our safe meat but that doesn't show Japan that you trust your slaughter industry to process safe meat from the same aged animal. I asked you before and you never answered so I'll ask you again
If a country takes beef from another country and considers it safe but not the same aged cattle to be processed in their own slaughter houses. Is it the beef that is not safe or the place it is slaughtered?
What you are showing Japan and the rest of the world is Canadian's beef is safe but not as long as it goes through your slaughter plants.
Japan told the US and Canada if we didn't trust each other then why should they trust us. The US taking our beef and not the cattle is just showing them that you don't trust your plants. So why should they? Canada taking US beef and cattle for slaughter, tells them that we trust your beef and our slaughter plant to process it into safe meat for our consumers.