Docket Management
Docket: 02N-0278 - Bioterrorism Preparedness; Prior Notice of Imported Food Shipments, Section 307
Comment Number: EC -13

Accepted - Volume 2

Comment Record
Commentor Mrs. Elizabeth Nelson Date/Time 2002-08-30 11:49:44
Organization Kemin Industries, Inc.
Category Company

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments Kemin Industries, Inc. is a family-owned company established in 1961 with its worldwide headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. Kemin has annual sales in excess of $150 million. We manufacture and market products that are regulated under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Our product applications include, but are not limited to, uses in animal feeds, pet foods, human foods, dietary supplements and personal care items. We do business in over 60 countries around the world. Following are our comments on Section 307 associated with the aforementioned Act: Section 307 We seek clarification on whether the Secretary has authority to waive the prior notice requirement in the event that assets or raw materials of a US company are in imminent danger of seizure in a foreign country and the US company has the ability to immediately import the assets or raw materials back to the United States. We thank you in advance for the opportunity to comment on this pending legislation. If we can provide further information, please do not hesitate to contact me at 515/559-5347 or at the address listed above. Sincerely, KEMIN INDUSTRIES, INC. Elizabeth A. Nelson Corporate Counsel EAN:kk

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