Food Law News - UK - 2010

FSA News Item, 7 December 2010

CLONING - Meat and milk from cloned animals: FSA Board agrees advice

The FSA Board met today and discussed animal cloning for food production, including recent developments on this issue, following the Board’s initial discussion in September.

The Board agreed to advise ministers that:

In respect of other consumer interests, the Board:

The Board also noted the ACNFP's (Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes) view that it would be helpful to have further evidence on how the rearing of clones and their descendants in different environments may affect the meat and milk. The Board asked the ACNFP to provide updated advice if new data became available.

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