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Food safety and inspection service update on food safety of animals derived from biotechnology experiments.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8505269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recent progress in the field of biotechnology and the production of transgenic livestock has raised a question regarding the need for the regulation of these animals. There is also the need to regulate nontransgenic animals resulting from transgenic animal research. It is anticipated that several governmental agencies will be involved in regulatory issues pertaining to these animals. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will ultimately be responsible for ensuring that transgenic animals intended for human consumption are wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled. The FSIS has implemented a program for the regulation of slaughtering nontransgenic animals resulting from transgenic animal experiments. However, the FSIS has not yet approved any transgenic livestock for slaughter. Scientists from the FSIS, in conjunction with other government agencies, are currently developing guidelines for the slaughter of transgenic animals.
P Basu; B Masters; B Patel; O Urban
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of animal science     Volume:  71 Suppl 3     ISSN:  0021-8812     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Anim. Sci.     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-07-02     Completed Date:  1993-07-02     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003002     Medline TA:  J Anim Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Washington, DC.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Domestic / genetics*
Animals, Genetically Modified / genetics*
Food Inspection*
Genetic Engineering
Legislation, Food*
Meat / standards*
United States
United States Department of Agriculture

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