Docket Management
Docket: 01N-0423 - Substances Prohibited from Use in Animal Food or Feed; Animal Proteins Prohibited in Ruminant Feed.
Comment Number: EC -16

Accepted - Volume 4

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. Nick Raggi Date/Time 2001-11-21 09:08:04
Organization Mr. Nick Raggi
Category Other

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments I am contacting you in regard to a problem I'm sure you are aware of, that is the closing of EU countries borders on all embryos and cattle coming from the U.S. and Canada. With the problems the EU has had in regard to the feeding of ruminants which has led to the outbreak of BSE or Mad Cow disease in their countries, it is understandable their desire to eliminate any possibility of importing any cattle or embryos that may have been fed proteins derived from any mammals such as blood meal that has been used extensively in this country in cattle feeds. It is our desire to eliminate any possibility of a BSE outbreak here in the U.S. by banning the use of mammal proteins in cattle feeds as well as allowing us to once again resume exporting embryos to the EU countries. As a well respected and highly regarded dairy breeder, we urge you to give this issue your utmost attention to this time sensitive problem, for as a small dairy farm our economic survival is based on our ability to market embryos into these EU countries. Any help you might give in clearing this matter up would be greatly appreciated.

EC -16