Food Law News - FAO/WHO/WTO/Codex - 2006

27 November – 1 December 2006

CODEX - Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Foods Derived from Biotechnology (6 th Session), Chiba , Japan


The Sixth Session of the Codex ad hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Foods Derived from Biotechnology reached the following conclusions:

Matters for Consideration by the Commission

The Task Force agreed to forward the project document contained in Appendix IV, through the Executive Committee for critical review, to the 30th Session of the Commission for approval of new work to develop an annex to the Guideline for the Conduct of Food Safety Assessment of Foods Derived from Recombinant-DNA Plants on Low-level Presence of Recombinant-DNA Plant Material (para. 77 and Appendix IV).

Matters of Interest to the Commission

The Task Force:

Matters of Interest to Other Codex Committees and Task Forces

The Task Force agreed that the matter on safety assessment of foods derived from animals exposed to protection against diseases through gene therapy or recombinant-DNA vaccines be referred to the Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods for information and advice as appropriate (para. 71).

Other Matters

The Task Force:

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