FDA Even Closer To Allowing Cloned Meat With No Special Labels

We reported Tuesday that the FDA was expected to find in favor of allowing cloned meat and milk from cloned animals to enter the food supply without special labeling. On Thursday the FDA issued the expected statement in favor of cloned meat.

If approved, the ruling would allow for the sale of food made from cloned cattle, pigs and goats, but not sheep. Currently the ban on cloned meat in the marketplace is voluntary. If the ruling is approved, It is unlikely that the FDA will require any sort of special labeling for cloned meat.

FDA is seeking comments from the public on the three documents for the next 90 days. This is your chance to voice your opinion.

To submit electronic comments on the three documents, click here.

Written comments may be sent to:

Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305),
Food and Drug Administration,
5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061,
Rockville, MD, 20852.
Comments must be received by Apr. 2, 2007 and should include the docket number 2003N-0573.

For… or against, let them know what you think. —MEGHANN MARCO

FDA Issues Draft Documents on the Safety of Animal Clones [FDA.gov]

Previously: FDA Expected to OK Cloned Meat