Docket Management
Docket: 01N-0423 - Substances Prohibited from Use in Animal Food or Feed; Animal Proteins Prohibited in Ruminant Feed.
Comment Number: EC -12

Accepted - Volume 4

Comment Record
Commentor Dr. R. Allen Rushmer Date/Time 2001-11-20 13:59:52
Organization Next Generation Embryo Transfer Service
Category Health Professional

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments We welcome anything you can do to reverse the current ban on embryo exports from the US to the European Union. I support a ban on the feeding of mammalian protein to ruminents. These proteins are not a necessary part of cattle feed. Vegetable products can replace blood meal, etc. in cattle feed. Might you look at this problem another way, though? There is NO BSE in the United States. We are a BSE-Free country! Banning certain feed to prevent the spread of a disease that does not exist here does not make any sense! And, on top of that, embryos have been found to be the safest way to transmit genetic material. Bovine embryos would not carry the disease anyway! Again, we urge yo to do what you can to allow embryo exports from the US to the EU once again. Thank you very much.

EC -12