2002N-0273 Animal Proteins Prohibited in Ruminant Feed
FDA Comment Number : EC184
Submitter : Mr. Alan Albright Date & Time: 12/19/2005 12:12:48
Organization : Mr. Alan Albright
Category : Food Industry
Issue Areas/Comments
Dear FDA,

I will make my comments brief. I am a cattle producer from Iowa. I feel that the proposed feed ban rule will put the renderers in this country out of business. I depend on them for timely affordable dead stock removal. They have indicated to me that even if they could remove brain and spinal collum from dead stock, I couldn't afford the cost to have them pick my dead cattle up. If this happens then composting or digging a hole to bury cattle in is my only option. Neither of these are what I would call environmentally friendly.

Actually, the proposed rule is overkill in my opinion. We already have a very low risk of BSE spread in this country because ruminent byproducts by law cannot be fed back to ruminents which is how the disease spreads in the first place.

BSE is a disease who's time is limited. Forget the proposed feed ban rule.

Alan Albright

Lytton, Iowa