Docket Management
Docket: 00N-1396 - Premarket Notice Concerning Bioengineered Foods
Comment Number: EC -129

Accepted - Volume 23

Comment Record
Commentor Ms. Karin Anderson Date/Time 2001-03-12 13:52:30
Organization Ms. Karin Anderson
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments To Commissioner: I am extremely concerned that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed regulations that still fail to require labels or safety tests on genetically engineered (GE) foods. Labels on GE foods are required in Japan, Russia, and throughout Europe, yet your new proposal continues to deny Americans the right to know what is in our food. FDA's voluntary labeling guidelines will leave thousands of unabeled GE foods on our supermarket shelves. Furthermore, the agency's proposed notification rule fails to require any safety testing. I urge you to reconsider this proposal and insure that GE foods are subject to pre-market testing and labeling. Americans deserve the same protection as the rest of the world. Sincerely,

EC -129