Docket Management
Docket: 00N-1396 - Premarket Notice Concerning Bioengineered Foods
Comment Number: EC -169

Accepted - Volume 23

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. Thomas Lunifeld Date/Time 2001-03-22 14:57:03
Organization U.S. Citizen
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments I strongly urge the FDA to require the labeling of Genetically-Engineered foods. The public wants this assurance. This action will make a GE food provider carefully consider whether the food they are selling is safe for human consumption. With current regulations, even 'health food' suppliers can use marginally-tested GE foods without the public's awareness. As an alternative, the FDA should provide labs and funding to allow non-GE food providers to certify that they are not using GE ingredients. This certification would then allow the provider to label a product as 'Non-GE'. This is a minimum level of protection for consumers, who have concerns about GE testing standards.

EC -169