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  • 20-January-2011

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    Consensus Documents for the Work on the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds

    These science-based consensus documents, mutually acceptable among member countries, contain information for use during the regulatory assessment of a particular food/feed product.

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  • 19-January-2011

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    Biomedicine and Health Innovation - Synthesis Report

    Nowhere is innovation more relevant than in the context than human health. Thus, the recent economic worries have done much to bring the issues set out in this document even further up the political agenda.

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  • 27-December-2010

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    An Introduction to the Food/Feed Safety Consensus Documents of the Task Force

    This text was prepared by the Task Force for the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds to provide an introduction to the consensus documents of the OECD’s Task Force. It explains, amongst other things, why the Task Force decided to prepare consensus documents as part of its programme of work. It describes their purpose and their use as a practical contribution to the risk/safety assessment of foods and feeds derived from transgenic

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  • 27-December-2010

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    Consensus Document on Compositional Considerations for New Varieties of Cotton (Gossypium Hirsutum and Gossypium Barbadense): Key Food and Feed Nutrients and Anti-Nutrients

    This consensus document addresses compositional considerations for new varieties of cotton by identifying the key food and feed nutrients and anti-nutrients. A general description of these components is provided. As well, there is background material on the production, processing and uses of cotton and considerations to be taken when assessing new cotton varieties.

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  • 27-December-2010

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    Consensus Document on Compositional Considerations for New Varieties of Bread Wheat (Triticum Aestivum): Key Food and Feed Nutrients, Anti-Nutrients and Toxicants

    This consensus document addresses compositional considerations for new varieties of wheat by identifying the key food and feed nutrients, anti-nutrients and toxicants. A general description of these components is provided. There is also background material on the growing, processing and uses of wheat and considerations to be taken when assessing new wheat varieties.

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  • 27-December-2010

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    Consensus Document on Compositional Considerations for New Varieties of Alfalfa and Other Temperate Forage Legumes: Key Feed Nutrients, Anti-Nutrients and Secondary Plant Metabolites

    This consensus document addresses compositional considerations for new varieties of Alfalfa and other Temperate Forage Legumes: Key Feed Nutrients, Anti nutrients and Secondary Plant Metabolites. A general description of these components is provided. As well, there is background material on the production, processing and uses of Alfalfa and other Temperate Forage Legumes and considerations to be taken when assessing new Alfalfa and

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  • 27-December-2010

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    Consensus Document on Compositional Considerations for New Varieties of Papaya (carica papaya l.): Key Food and Feed Nutrients, Anti Nutrients, Toxicants and Allergens

    This consensus document addresses compositional considerations for new varieties of papaya (Carica papaya L.) by identifying the key food and feed nutrients, antinutrients, toxicants and allergens. A general description of these components is provided. As well, there is background material on the production, processing and uses of papaya and considerations to be taken into account when assessing new varieties of papaya. Constituents

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  • 27-December-2010

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    Consensus Document on Molecular Characterisation of Plants Derived from Modern Biotechnology

    This consensus document is the first one that was jointly developed by both the Working Group and the Task Force. It addresses the issues linked to molecular characterisation in a risk/safety assessment. It describes the background and purpose of molecular characterisation, transformation methods, inserted DNA, insertion site and expressed material, inheritance and genetic stability. A summary is provided under section V of the

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  • 27-December-2010

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    Consensus Document on Key Nutrients and Key Toxicants in Low Erucic Acid Rapeseed (Canola)

    This consensus document identifies the key nutrients, toxicants, and other constituents that may contribute to the nutritional or anti-nutritional properties of low erucic acid rapeseed (canola). It contains a general description of the use of low erucic acid rapeseed as both a food and a feed product. The main nutrients, toxicants, and other constituents in both low erucic acid rapeseed oil and low erucic acid rapeseed meal are

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  • 27-December-2010

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    Consensus Document On Compositional Considerations for New Varieties Of Cassava (Manihot Esculenta Crantz): Key Food and Feed Nutrients, Anti-Nutrients,Toxicants and Allergens

    This consensus document addresses compositional considerations for new varieties of cassava by identifying the key food and feed nutrients, toxicants and allergens. A general description of these components is provided. As well, there is background material on the production, processing and uses of cassava and considerations to be taken when assessing new cassava varieties. Constituents to be analysed, related to food use and to feed

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