Biosécurité - BioTrack

Consensus documents: work on the safety of novel foods and feeds


The OECD Working Group on the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds develops science-based consensus documents which are mutually acceptable among member countries. These documents contain elements for use during the regulatory assessment of a particular food/feed product such as those derived from transgenic organisms. They compile information and data on the nutrients, anti-nutrients and toxicants of the product, its use as a food or feed, and other aspects relevant to food/feed safety. Publications cover already products of key crops where modern biotechnology is applied, and others are being prepared.

These documents are regularly updated to take into account new knowledge on the topic, e.g. the rice composition document published in 2016. In order to assist in this, it is possible to make comments to the OECD on the consensus documents.


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