Docket Management
Docket: 00N-1396 - Premarket Notice Concerning Bioengineered Foods
Comment Number: EC -56

Accepted - Volume 17

Comment Record
Commentor Ms. Lynne Simpson Date/Time 2001-02-05 19:16:17
Organization Ms. Lynne Simpson
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
Questions
1. General Comments I believe that all genetically modified foods currently on the market should be removed from circulation until adequate and credible testing, such as would be done with any food additive or drug, can be done to evaluate the risks of such products to human health and the environment. I don't think that it should be assumed that such a product will fall into the GRAS category, just because the manufacturer chooses to call it a potato and it happens to look and taste like one. The FDA should take a much more active role than that of a consultant in ensuring that these products are safe before unleashing them on an unsuspecting public.




EC -56