Food safety

Codex ad hoc intergovernmental Task Force on foods derived from biotechnology

Fourth session, Yokohama, Japan, 11-14 March 2003

Summary and conclusions (from document)

The Fourth Session of the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Foods Derived from Biotechnology reached the following conclusions:

Matters for consideration by the Codex Alimentarius Commission

  • The Task Force agreed to advance the Draft Guideline for the Conduct of Food Safety Assessment of Foods Produced using Recombinant-DNA Microorganisms to Step 8 (para 63, Appendix II).

Other matters of interest to the Commission

  • The Task Force had an open discussion on traceability (para 64-80).
  • The Task Force had an exchange of opinions on potential future work on the food safety assessment of foods derived from biotechnology (para 81-86).