Docket Management
Docket: 00N-1396 - Premarket Notice Concerning Bioengineered Foods
Comment Number: EC -5

Accepted - Volume 17

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. Frank Welsch Date/Time 2001-01-26 19:04:46
Organization Mr. Frank Welsch
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
Questions
1. General Comments My understanding is that the FDA's most recent proposals concerning food containing bioengineered crops includes the following: 1. The FDA would review data about these crops before public sale of the food in a period of 120 days 2. Producers' labeling of such food as bioengineered would be voluntary I laud the FDA's intention to review such bioengineered components before public sale. However, I strongly urge the FDA to make labeling of food containing bioengineered crops MANDATORY. As a consumer, I have a right to know whether food on the market contains such matter. I do not wish to purchase foods from companies that use bioengineered crops. I would think that the FDA, as a government body, would respect this wish, which is shared by many consumers. Moreover, I think such food labels should be as direct and concise as possible. For instance, genetically engineered, genetically modified, and bioengineered reveal more to the lay public than a vague term like derived through biotechnology. Thank you for your attention.




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