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September 17, 2008

Self regulation- It is not the real thing

 

Like masturbation Professional, Corporate, Industry  Self regulation – it is not the real thing but a pretence often.. bad Politicians like it cause it is a quick buck passing and cheap.

An elderly New Brunswick woman who recently died was carrying the same strain of the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes that caused a countrywide recall of Maple Leaf Food products, health officials confirmed . This confirmation did not help the same person though.

Medical journal slams Ottawa over listeriosis as 17th death linked to food recall FREDERICTON — As the death toll rose Tuesday from the national listeriosis outbreak, an editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal slammed the federal government for undermining public health safeguards. An elderly woman in New Brunswick became the 17th person whose death has been linked to the recall of food products from a Maple Leaf Foods (TSX:MFI) plant in Toronto. It is the first confirmed case east of Ontario. The New Brunswick Health Department said Tuesday that the woman, in her early 80s, was infected with the same strain of listeria involved in the country-wide outbreak – which the CMAJ editorial commented on when it was released on Tuesday. “As in the Walkerton and SARS epidemics, an outbreak of this size may point to systemic failures across multiple levels,” states the editorial in the latest edition of the journal, referring to a deadly water contamination eight years ago in Walkerton, Ont. “Listeria is the biological agent, cold cuts the vector, but the ultimate cause may be found in risky government decisions.” The editorial, signed by several doctors and journal editors, states that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government has reversed much of the progress previous governments made in relation to public health.

The editorial takes aim at the Conservative government’s decision to transfer inspection duties for ready-to-eat meats to the meat industry itself, while allowing listeria standards to remain lower than they are in most countries and stripping the Public Health Agency of Canada of much of its political clout. The editorial also makes the case for a full-scale, arms-length public inquiry similar to those for the tainted blood scandal, Walkerton and the SARS epidemic, rather than the investigation called for by the Harper government. “A full-scale public inquiry into the major failings of Canada’s food inspection system is necessary to protect Canadians from future epidemic threats, and the Canadian public should settle for nothing less than that,” the editorial states.

The woman’s death in New Brunswick is the first such fatality in Atlantic Canada. Dr. Eilish Cleary, New Brunswick’s acting chief medical officer of health, said listeriosis was a contributing factor in the woman’s death. “Listeriosis is considered a contributing factor but it is not likely the immediate cause of death,” she said, adding the woman had been seriously ill with other afflictions. Cleary said the nursing home where the woman had been living did serve a Maple Leaf product that was on the recall list. But she said there is no way of knowing if the woman was infected at the nursing home because she had access to food outside the facility. Cleary refused to release the name of the woman or the name of the nursing home. She also wouldn’t reveal the region of New Brunswick where the nursing home is located. “The risk is very low,” Cleary said, defending the government department’s secrecy in the case. “It is important if you get sick to be diagnosed and treated but there is no preventative medication of early diagnosis that can be done ahead of time. The risk in this facility is no greater than it is anywhere else.” Cleary said the health department will not compromise patient confidentiality even when a person is dead, unless there is a good reason for the public to be given information. New Brunswick typically has two to three cases of listeriosis every year, but this is the first and only case in the province since Maple Leaf Foods began a massive recall of deli meats last month due to fears of contamination. A Maple Leaf Foods plant in Toronto, where the listeria bacterium was found embedded deep inside slicing equipment, has been closed since Aug. 20. Health officials in Prince Edward Island are awaiting test results from a Winnipeg laboratory on a man hospitalized with listeriosis earlier this month.  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080916/national/nb_listeriosis_death 

Self regulation is another bad word for masturbation and it is not the real thing

So still now  what really is needed  firstly is not more CHEAP, PRETENTIOUS  self regulations,   the supposed discipline of their members , or even their ensuring their education, but real INSPECTIONS, EFFECTIVENESS , competency testing. 

 For it is a fact that anything that will put a self regulating body or a Ministry into a negative light will have a built in  tendency still to be denied,   suppressed, minimized in reality, to be ineffective .  

 
There in reality is the main  one important step that all consumers can take to protect themselves from any unscrupulous persons  and that is enforced, exemplary public exposure and prosecution of the supposedly guilty persons by a recognized judicial public body,  and so now how many such bad persons now have really been exposed, prosecuted in the last few years in reality too by the responsible Ministers as well?  None? and why not?   
 
Exemplary Public exposure and prosecution of the guilty serves very ones best interest… too often still missing in the PROFESSIONAL BODIES, EVEN IN THE RCMP, police   forces, ALL GOVERNMENTS  as well it seems too.

 “about the ABUSERS, bullies, thugs, proud oppressors, war mongers “ 

THERE IS A  VERY BASIC COMMON MISCONCEPTION ON HOW TO DEAL WITH ANY PERCEIVED EVEN INJUSTICES, ABUSES, ANYWHERE, IN THE CHURCH AS WELL, BESIDES IMMEDIATELY CALLING THE LOCAL  POLICE..
 
THE NEW TESTAMENT IS CLEAR HOW TO DEAL WITH IT.. COMMUNICATION – AND YOU DON’T FIRST POST IT ALL ON THE NET.
 
First you merely ask the guilty, bad persons personally to repent twice, the first time without a witness, the second time with witnesses THAT you have asked them to repent.. and   proof, substantiation is NOT required.. after you have done that you can next post it openly on the net, tell all the others.
 
Next God is fully free to deal with the unrepentant guilty offenders and believe me he will.. I have now been doing for decades too..
 
I SIMPLY SEND AN EMAIL, I PUT IT INTO CLEARLY WRITING, SO THE GUILTY PARTY CANNOT SAY I DID NOT ASK HIM OR HER TO REPENT.
 
WHETHER THEY ACKNOWLEDGE IT OR NOT TO GOD DOES NOT MATTER.

THE POLICE, RCMP, MINISTERS, GOVERNMENT CONSULTANTS THESE DAYS, IMMIGRANT CONSULTANTS TOO  IT SEEMS , SEEM TO BE ANOTHER WORD FOR ABUSERS, THIEVES, LIARS CROOKS. SO WE ALL NEED TO DEAL WITH IT MORE EFFECTIVELY NOW TOO.

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