Information relating to the assessment of novel foods

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Toxicological assessment of novel (including GM) foods

1998: This paper briefly reviews the role of toxicological studies in the safety assessment of GM foods and focuses on the pros and cons of subjecting such foods to long term feeding studies. It does not aim to address the testing of novel foods for possible allergic reactions which is a separate, specialised, safety issue.

Guidelines for taste trials and human volunteer studies

2002: In September 2001, the Food Standards Agency ran a consultation on new guidelines for the conduct of taste trials and human volunteer studies on novel foods. The final guidelines were published on 17 April 2002.

Proteins in novel foods: issues for consideration

2011:This paper is concerned with the detection and quantification of proteins in novel foods. Evaluating the risk associated with exposure to novel proteins is not straightforward, but there are detailed procedures for assessing the allergenic potential of foods and these should also be employed in the assessment of novel foods.