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FDA extends comment period for food from clones

by 5m Editor
4 April 2007, at 10:57am

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday extended until May 3 the deadline for public comments on its ruling that milk and meat from some cloned animals are safe to eat.

The previous deadline was April 2.

Advertisement “The agency is taking this action in response to a request for an extension to allow interested persons additional time to submit comments,” FDA said in a statement.

A draft ruling by the FDA in December would for the first time allow the sale of food made from cloned cattle, pigs and goats. Cloning animals involves taking the nuclei of cells from adults and fusing them into egg cells that are implanted into a surrogate mother.

At present, these products cannot be sold, and the ban remains in place until a final ruling is issued.

Source: SignOnSanDiego

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