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Food and Feed Safety (04-07-2012)

Public consultation on animal cloning for food production open until 3 September 2012

The European Commission public consultation on animal cloning for food production is open until 3 September 2012. This consultation seeks to engage all interested parties on the issues surrounding animal cloning for food production, such as the use of the cloning technique, the use of clones and their reproductive materials (semen and embryo) for breeding purposes and the use of live clones, their offspring and descendants for food purposes.

Taking the form of a detailed Interactive Policy Making (IPM) questionnaire, the results of the public consultation will contribute to the development of an impact assessment to examine possible measures on animal cloning for food production in the EU which is expected to be finalised by the end of 2012.

This impact assessment will form the basis for a possible Commission legislative proposal on animal cloning for food production in 2013.

For more information on the public consultation: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/health_consumer/dgs_consultations/animal_cloning_consultation_en.htm or via Your voice in Europe: http://ec.europa.eu/yourvoice/consultations/index_en.htm