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

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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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Potato (Solanum tuberosum ssp. tuberosum)

This chapter, prepared by the OECD Task Force for the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds with Germany as the lead country, deals with the composition of potato (Solanum tuberosum ssp. tuberosum). 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 production, human and animal consumption, and industrial uses of potatoes. Key food and feed nutrients, toxins, allergens and antinutrients are then detailed, followed by considerations suggested for the assessment of new potato varieties.

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