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Safety Assessment of Foods and Feeds Derived from Transgenic Crops, Volume 2

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Volume II of this series compiles the science-based consensus documents of the OECD Task Force for the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds from 2009 to 2014. 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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Sugarcane (Saccharum ssp. hybrids)

This chapter, prepared by the OECD Task Force for the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds with Australia as the lead country, deals with the composition of sugarcane (Saccharum ssp. hybrids). 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 sugarcane production, harvesting, processing and uses, followed by appropriate varietal comparators and characteristics screened by breeders. Nutrients in sugar, sugarcane juice, molasses, bagasse and whole cane, as well as other constituents (allergens, anti-nutrients and toxicants), are then detailed. The final sections suggest key products and constituents for analysis of new varieties for food use and for feed use.

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