Thursday 8 December 2016 @ 18:15
Contact Group 9, Universal building, main floor
This OECD side event on Risk-safety assessment in modern biotechnology focused on the OECD's activities as to how it accomplishes the objective through the Working Group on Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology, ‘consensus documents’ made available as tools for risk assessors and regulators, and the Biotrack product database.
OECD has been actively involved in the environmental risk/safety assessment (ER/SA) of genetically engineered products as well as the safety of novel foods and feeds derived from them. To increase the efficiency process and to reduce duplicative effort, OECD countries, along with non-member economies, work together to harmonize approaches and share information used in ER/SA.
The primary objective is to ensure that the types of information and data used in ER/SA, as well as the methods used to collect these elements, are as similar as possible amongst countries.
Read more on the OECD work on biosafety and BioTrack and risk/safety assessment in biotechnology.