Report of the Second Session of the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Foods Derived from Biotechnology













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Chiba, 25-29 March 2001

JOINT FAO/WHO FOOD STANDARD PROGRAMME

CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION
Twenty-fourth Session
Geneva, 2-7 July 2001

CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
ORGANIZATION
OF THE UNITED NATIONS

WORLD
HEALTH
ORGANIZATION


JOINT OFFICE: Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00100 ROME Tel: 39 06 57051 www.codexalimentarius.net Email: codex@fao.org Facsimile: 39 06 5705 4593

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Note: This document incorporates Codex Circular Letter 2001/11-FBT


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PREFACE

SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

INTRODUCTION

OPENING OF THE SESSION

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA (AGENDA ITEM 1)

MATTERS REFERRED TO THE TASK FORCE BY OTHER CODEX COMMITTEES (AGENDA ITEM 2)

REVIEW OF THE WORK BY INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS ON THE EVALUATION OF THE SAFETY AND NUTRITION ASPECTS OF FOODS DERIVED FROM BIOTECHNOLOGY (AGENDA ITEM 3)

PROPOSED DRAFT GENERAL PRINCIPLES FOR THE RISK ANALYSIS OF FOODS DERIVED FROM MODERN BIOTECHNOLOGY AT STEP 4 (AGENDA ITEM 4)

PROPOSED DRAFT GUIDELINE FOR THE CONDUCT OF SAFETY ASSESSMENT OF FOODS DERIVED FROM RECOMBINANT-DNA PLANTS AT STEP 4 (AGENDA ITEM 5)

DISCUSSION PAPER ON TRACEABILITY (AGENDA ITEM 6)

INFORMATION PAPER ON FAMILIARITY (AGENDA ITEM 7)

CONSIDERATION OF ANALYTICAL METHODS (AGENDA ITEM 8)

OTHER BUSINESS, FUTURE WORK AND DATE AND PLACE OF NEXT SESSION (AGENDA ITEM 9)

SUMMARY STATUS OF WORK

LIST OF APPENDICES

Appendix I: List of Participants
Appendix II: Proposed Draft Principles for the Risk Analysis of Foods Derived from Modern Biotechnology
Appendix III: Proposed Draft Guideline for the Conduct of Food Safety Assessment of Foods Derived from Recombinant - DNA Plants
Appendix IV: Answers by the 2000 FAO/WHO Expert Consultation on Foods Derived from Biotechnology to the Questions from the Codex ad hoc Intergovernmental Task Force
Appendix V: Preliminary Report of the Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Foods Derived from Biotechnology