Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Brian Evans , Face of CFIA during BSE crisis retires
Posted Feb. 4th, 2013
by Barry Wilson
Six months after leaving his front line positions at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency as chief veterinary officer and chief food inspection agency, Brian Evans is set to retire.
In an internal CFIA memo, president George Da Pont says the former small town Ontario vet who became the face of the agency as it dealt with the 2003 BSE industry crisis will retire effective March 29 with some holidays before then.
“His professionalism, dedication and passion will be greatly missed,” Da Pont said in an email to CFIA staff.
Evans spent 31 years at Agriculture Canada and at the CFIA since 1997 when it was created.
From 2007-10, he was agency executive vice-president before being named Canada’s first chief food safety officer.
Since last September when he was appointed a “special adviser” to the president as he left his earlier roles, Evans also has remained Canada’s delegate to the Paris-based World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), continuing a 13-year run.
Da Pont said a new OIE delegate soon will be named, as well as a replacement for Evans on the agriculture minister’s expert advisory committee and the Consumer’s Association Roundtable.
After BSE was discovered in an Alberta cow in 2003 and borders for Canadian cattle and beef slammed shut around the world, Evans was the main Canadian official explaining Canadian actions to control the problem and travelling the world to assure markets that Canadian beef was safe.
He repeated the performance, logging hundreds of thousands of flying miles, as subsequent cases were detected.
Evans was a regular speaker at food conferences who occasionally exhibited a keen sense of humour.
Last year during a speech at a Conference Board of Canada food conference in Toronto, he assured the audience that as the Canadian government regularly insists trade rules in importing countries be “science-based,” that is happening.
However, unfortunately for Canadian exporters, it often is political science, social science and other forms of the soft sciences, he joked.
>>> Last year during a speech at a Conference Board of Canada food conference in Toronto, he assured the audience that as the Canadian government regularly insists trade rules in importing countries be “science-based,” that is happening. However, unfortunately for Canadian exporters, it often is political science, social science and other forms of the soft sciences, he joked. <<<
ha, ha, ha...not funny, because all the BSE mad cow blunder was based on is/was junk, political, based science, and still is $$$
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Canada, U.S. agree on animal-disease measures to protect trade, while reducing human and animal health protection
Thursday, February 10, 2011
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Thursday, August 19, 2010
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Saturday, January 21, 2012
Quick facts about mad cow disease
*** CANADA MBM LIVE CATTLE BSE TSE PRION TO USA
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atypical Nor-98 scrapie is spreading in North America (Canada and USA, with Mexico not have a clue), with it spreading from coast to coast in the USA in 5 years. atypical Nor-98 _is_ transmissible. the OIE, thanks with the help from the USDA, legally made this dangerous prion TSE disease a legally trading commodity, while completely ignoring the latest updated sound science, another of a series of mad cow follies by the USDA and the CFIA. this will be a serious breach of science, and it will be most costly in the long run, for humans and animals. ...
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Monday, November 30, 2009
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Thursday, December 20, 2012
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IT is of my opinion, that the OIE and the USDA et al, are the soul reason, and responsible parties, for Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy TSE prion diseases, including typical and atypical BSE, typical and atypical Scrapie, and all strains of CWD, and human TSE there from, spreading around the globe.
I have lost all confidence of this organization as a regulatory authority on animal disease, and consider it nothing more than a National Trading Brokerage for all strains of animal TSE, just to satisfy there commodity. AS i said before, OIE should hang up there jock strap now, since it appears they will buckle every time a country makes some political hay about trade protocol, commodities and futures. IF they are not going to be science based, they should do everyone a favor and dissolve there organization.
JUST because of low documented human body count with nvCJD and the long incubation periods, the lack of sound science being replaced by political and corporate science in relations with the fact that science has now linked some sporadic CJD with atypical BSE and atypical scrapie, and the very real threat of CWD being zoonosis, I believed the O.I.E. has failed terribly and again, I call for this organization to be dissolved. ...
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