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Codex - Important Texts regarding Foods Derived from Biotechnology
At the 3rd Session of the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Foods Derived from Biotechnology, held in Yokohama, Japan, 4-8 March 2002, two main texts were adopted that have important implications for risk analysis and safety assessment of novel foods - the Draft Principles for the Risk Analysis of Foods Derived from Modern Biotechnology and the Draft Guideline for the Conduct of Food Safety Assessment of Foods Derived from Recombinant-DNA Plants. See or contact The draft texts will be submitted to the 25th Session of the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission (in mid-2003) for final adoption.