2002N-0273 Animal Proteins Prohibited in Ruminant Feed
FDA Comment Number : EC65
Submitter : Mr. Chris Coen Date & Time: 12/09/2005 02:12:42
Organization : Mr. Chris Coen
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
The process of removing the brain and spine from non-ambulatory (downed) and dead cattle can result in tranfer of prion (disease-causing) material to the other parts of the carcus. Allowing these carcasses to then be rendered for animal feed for use for birds (chickens & turkeys), pigs and companion animals would not be a prudent measure.

This proposed rule ammendment does not serve the welfare of the public, but simply to the profits of the meat industry.