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Food Standards Australia New Zealand published review of food derived using new breeding techniques

Australia

Jan 02, 2020

The report, compiled by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), reviewed the definitions used to categories genetically modified (GM) foods and found “there may be potential health and safety risks to the community” if they’re not updated.

The final Report contains three recommendations:

-      Recommendation 1: FSANZ prepare a proposal to revise and modernise the definitions in the Code to make them clearer and better able to accommodate existing and emerging genetic technologies.

-      Recommendation 2: As part of the proposal, FSANZ give consideration to process and non-process based definitions and the need to ensure that NBT foods are regulated in a manner that is commensurate with the risk they pose.

-      Recommendation 3: Throughout the proposal process FSANZ will ensure there is open communication and active engagement with all interested parties and also explore ways to raise awareness about GM and NBT foods.

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