2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC808
Submitter : Mr. Frederick Clark Date & Time: 01/04/2007 10:01:02
Organization : Mr. Frederick Clark
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
I take exception to the FDA's determination that meat and other food products produced from cloned animals need not be labeled as such. While this labeling may not be necessary from a health risk point of view, I do believe consumers should have as much information as possible when it comes the ethical and religous reasoning for choosing which foods we want to purchase and consume. A product labeled as Vegetarian or Kosher does not indicate that it is potentially harmful to consume, but it does provide information that is very important to many consumers concerned about where their food comes from and how it is processed. Regardless of ones personal beliefs on the subject of animal cloning, the labeling of such products will cost the producer nothing and will leave consumers with more options at the market.