Docket Management
Docket: 00N-1396 - Premarket Notice Concerning Bioengineered Foods
Comment Number: EC -22

Accepted - Volume 17

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. Cory Christensen Date/Time 2001-01-31 14:23:04
Organization University of Utah
Category Academic

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments Re: OON-1396-Premarket Notice Concerning Bioengineered Foods Dockets Management Branch (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville MD 20852 To whom it may concern: I am writing to show my support and confidence in the current United States food regulatory system, especially pertaining to regulation of foods developed through biotechnology. I am aware that the FDA's current policy on foods derived through biotechnology is based upon the considered opinion of the scientific community that biotechnology is not an inherently risky process, and that regulation should be based upon the characteristics of individual products. Therefore, I support the new proposal to require food developers to consult with the FDA at least 120 days in advance of their intent to market a food or animal feed developed through biotechnology and to provide information to demonstrate that the product is as safe as its conventional counterpart. I believe that these measures are sufficient to ensure the safety of the US food supply and that they will allow the review process to be more transparent to the public. Sincerely, Cory Christensen

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