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This brochure (version: October 2012) presents the activities of the OECD "Working Group on Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology" and the "Task Force for the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds”.
This document provides detailed guidance for both new chemical notifiers and jurisdictions who wish to participate in a “parallel process” which enables a company to declare to all affected countries at the time of first notification that it wants them to cooperate and share information. The hazard assessment is developed by the ‘lead’ jurisdiction and then utilized by other participating jurisdictions.
Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology Series: the new issue on the biology of Cucurbita L. species (squashes, pumpkins, zucchinis and gourds) is now available. Given the production and use of these vegetable crops worldwide, this document should be of interest for many readers.
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This communication outlines the achievements made so far by OECD in addressing the human health and environmental safety implications of manufactured nanomaterials
Novel Food and Feed Series: the revised SOYBEAN document on composition (key nutrients, anti-nutrients, toxicants and allergens) is now available. It replaces the original 2001 document. Given the growing importance of soybean commodities in food and feed worldwide, it should be of interest for many readers.
This Guidance Document describes how applicants could demonstrate that a proposed new pool and spa disinfectant would satisfy the regulator’s efficacy criteria. While meeting the performance characteristics can be expected to satisfy the regulator’s efficacy requirements, the regulator may choose to consider alternative scientific information and argument aimed at satisfying the efficacy criteria.
This document provides the results of an OECD Survey on Integrity of Pesticides at the Manufacturing, Import and Distribution Stages that was carried out in 2009-2010 as part of the OECD pesticide risk reduction activities.
This report presents the results and recommendations made by the above mentioned OECD workshop, held in Ottawa, Canada, on 9 11 March 2011.
The workshop will investigate the specific elements of the prevention of, preparedness for, and response to chemical accidents caused by natural hazard or natural disaster.
This document describes the state of knowledge of the adverse outcome pathway for skin sensitisation initiated by covalent binding to proteins, assesses the weight-of-evidence for the AOP, identifies the key events, and identifies databases containing test results related to those key event