2002N-0273 Animal Proteins Prohibited in Ruminant Feed
FDA Comment Number : EC116
Submitter : Mr. Kevin Crupi Date & Time: 12/09/2005 02:12:35
Organization : Mr. Kevin Crupi
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
The practice of feeding farm animal remains to other food animals is a direct threat to human health because of the likelihood that food/dairy animals fed animal remains will develop fatal brain diseases (mad cow disease) that can be passed on to people when they eat infected meat/dairy. Downed animals--those which suffer horribly at stockyards since they are too sick or injured to walk--are more likely to suffer from mad cow disease. In fact, some of the cattle recently diagnosed with mad cow disease were downed animals. Diseases similar to mad cow disease can strike all animals, not just cattle. Any remains of any downed animals--whether they be cows, pigs, sheep, etc--should not be used in feed for other animals. Thank you.