The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) gave preliminary approval on December 28 2006to allow for meat and dairy products from cloned animals to be sold as food for human use. This currently does not include lamb or sheep due to more limited information on sheep cloning.
Labeling of cloned food would not be required.
Does this concern you? If so, you have until April 2, 2007 to submit comments to the FDA on the proposed plan. You can submit comments at this link.
You can review the proposed new standards in these documents:
- Animal Cloning: A Draft Risk Assessment
- Proposed Risk Management Plan
- Guidance for Industry Use of Edible Products from Animal Clones or Their Progeny for Human Food or Animal Feed
I hope if this issues concerns you, you will take time to comment on it to the FDA, though your thoughts are also welcome here in the Kitchen.