Safety Assessment of Foods and Feeds Derived from Transgenic Crops, Volume 3

Common bean, Rice, Cowpea and Apple Compositional Considerations

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This volume compiles the consensus documents developed by the OECD Working Group for the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds from 2015 to 2019. It deals with the composition of common bean, rice, cowpea and apple, four important crops for agriculture and food consumption worldwide. The science-based information collated here is intended for use during the regulatory assessment of food/feed products derived from modern biotechnology, i.e. issued from transgenic plants. Compositional considerations are provided for each species, including tables detailing the key nutrients, anti-nutrients, possible toxicants, allergens and other metabolites contained in the products. This essential information and solid data can be used in the comparative approach as part of the novel food/feed safety assessment. It should be of value to crop breeders and applicants for commercial uses of novel foods and feeds, to regulators and risk assessors in national authorities, as well as the wider scientific community. More information can be found at BioTrack Online.


Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)

This chapter deals with the composition of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). 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 bean production worldwide, common bean processing for industrial canning and other uses for human and animal consumption, followed by appropriate varietal comparators and characteristics screened by breeders. Nutrients in common bean seed, as well as main anti‑nutrients, toxicants and other constituents, are then detailed. The final sections suggest key constituents for whole-grain analysis of new common bean varieties for food use and for feed use.


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