2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC711
Submitter : Ms. Anna Blaskovich Date & Time: 01/04/2007 10:01:32
Organization : Ms. Anna Blaskovich
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
My comment is directed to the announced plan of not identifying meat and dairy products produced from cloned animals.

On a personal basis, I don't condone cloning of any species ever. That said, I am picky about what I put into my mouth and take time to read labels. I DO NOT want to eat anything that is produced from cloned animals.

It seems as if the FDA determines that contents of food not acceptable or deemed dangerous should be identified. It appears that the FDA does not feel that food products from cloned animals are dangerous and, therefore, do not warrant labels.

I disagree. Cloning is a whole new world, and no one knows the long-term consequences of this procedure. I strongly suggest that food stuffs derived from cloned species be identified as such on packaging should that day ever arrive so that we consumers can make informed decisions based on our personal preferences -- not FDA preferences.