2003P-0132 Part 135 FDA regulations standard of identity frozen dessert
FDA Comment Number : EC45
Submitter : Mr. Raymond Walsh Date & Time: 12/23/2005 10:12:35
Organization : Mr. Raymond Walsh
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
Excuse me, please do not allow for the manipulation and degradation of American society's health by amending the standards of identity for ice cream. The proposed rule, which would allow non-milk ingredients and milk from animals other than cows, will encourage the use of questionable ingredients like milk protein concentrate (MPC) and ultra-filtered milk.
In addition to being concerned about the lack of testing of ingredients like milk protein concentrate and ultra-filtered milk, I am concerned that this proposal could exacerbate the price crisis being suffered by domestic dairy producers. Most milk protein concentrate, ultra-filtered milk, and milk from animals other than cows will be imported. Besides hurting domestic dairy farmers, this leads to concerns about safety. The FDA admits that they do "minimal monitoring" of MPC as it enters the U.S., yet MPC is imported from around the world - including countries where dairy sanitation and food regulations are less stringent.
I would be extremely disappointed in the FDA and my faith in the FDA's interest to serve the public good would be severely eroded.

On behalf of all consumers,
Raymond Walsh