The Consultation was convened to provide FAO, WHO and their Member States with scientific advice in relation to the assessment of allergenicity in genetically modified foods. This would cover in particular:
General consideration of allergenicity of genetically modified foods
consideration of allergenicity specifically relevant to genetically modified foods
Consideration of the decision-tree approach
consideration and possible revision of the decision-tree for the assessment of allergenicity of genetically modified foods developed preliminarily by the June 2000 Joint FAO/WHO Consultation on Foods Derived from Biotechnology.
development of standardised procedures for consideration of the use of individual criteria used in the decision tree, with a view to a harmonised application of the decision-tree
consideration of the possibility of post market surveillance for inclusion in the decision-tree and technologies supporting the implementation of post market surveillance.
Specific questions arising in relation to the assessment of allergenicity of genetically modified foods
use of databases in the assessment of allergenicity of genetically modified foods
use of animal testing
other related issues