Safety Assessment of Foods and Feeds Derived from Transgenic Crops, Volume 1
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Safety Assessment of Foods and Feeds Derived from Transgenic Crops, Volume 1

Volume I of this series compiles the science-based consensus documents of the OECD Task Force for the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds from 2002 to 2008. They contain information for use during the regulatory assessment of food/feed products of modern biotechnology, i.e. developed from transgenic crops. Relevant information includes compositional considerations (nutrients, anti-nutrients, toxicants, allergens), use of the plant species as food/feed, key products and components suggested for analysis of new varieties for food use and for feed use, and other elements. These documents should be of value to applicants for commercial uses of novel foods and feeds, regulators and risk assessors in national authorities for their comparative approach, as well as the wider scientific community.

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This chapter, prepared by the OECD Task Force for the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds with Greece as the lead country, deals with the composition of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum). It contains elements that can be used in a comparative approach as part of a safety assessment of foods and feeds derived from new varieties. Background is given on tomato production, processing, uses, appropriate varietal comparators and characteristics screened by breeders. Then nutrients in tomato (of different colours) and its products, toxicants and allergens are detailed. The final sections suggest key constituents for analysis of new varieties for food use and for feed use.

 
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