The American Meat Institute
says â€œconsumers should be reassured that the FDA
risk assessment on animal cloning, like other studies that have preceded it, affirms the safety of food products derived from animal clones and their offspring.â€
The AMI does, however, recognise that some consumers have concerns about food from cloned animals, and has urged the government to â€œassist consumers in understanding what cloning is, and what it is not, so that overall consumer confidence in the food supply is maintained.â€
â€œIt is also important to stress that FDA is just beginning a dialogue with the public on this matter and a voluntary moratorium on the sale of meat from cloned animals remains in place,â€ the organisation said in a statement.