Docket Management
Docket: 00D-1598 - Voluntary Labeling Indicating Whether Foods Have Been Developed Using Bioengineering
Comment Number: EC -229

Accepted - Volume 64

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. David Menefee Date/Time 2001-03-12 13:51:34
Organization Mr. David Menefee
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
Questions
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 -229