ad hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Foods Derived from Modern Biotechnology
Host Government: Japan
The ad hoc Intergovernmental Task Force for on Foods Derived from Modern Biotechnology was established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, with a mandate to elaborate standards, guidelines, or recommendations for foods derived from modern biotechnology or traits introduced into foods by modern biotechnology, on the basis of scientific evidence, risk analysis and having regard, where appropriate, to other legitimate factors relevant to the health of consumers and the promotion of fair practice in the food trade. The Task Force completed its work and was dissolved in 2008. The Task Force completed three documents: the Guideline for the Conduct of Food Safety Assessment of Foods Derived from Recombinant-DNA Animals; Annex on Food Safety Assessment of Foods Derived from Recombinant-DNA Plants Modified for Nutritional or Health Benefits and the Annex on Food Safety Assessment in Situations of Low-level Presence of Recombinant-DNA Plant Material in Food.
The Task Force noted that there were no other matters to discuss. It further noted that the Task Force had completed the task assigned to it by the Commission.
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Delegate's Report of the 7th Session of the Task Force held in Chiba, Japan, Sep 24-28, 2007
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