Assessment of eight GMOs applications submitted in accordance with Retained Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) have undertaken an assessment to quality assure risk assessments conducted by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) of eight GMOs applications.
Assessment of two novel foods, and miscellaneous regulated products applications under the relevant EU retained law
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) have undertaken an assessment to quality assure risk assessments conducted by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), of two novel foods, one food additive and one flavouring application as outlined in the linked assessments.
Assessment of the safety of the extended uses of UV-treated Baker’s yeast (S. cerevisiae) as a novel food
The Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland have undertaken an assessment of application RP1292 for the safety of the extended uses of ultraviolet (UV)-treated Baker’ yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) as a novel food, from Lallemand Bio-ingredients.
Assessment of the safety of Vitamin D2 Mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) powder as a novel food ingredient
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) have undertaken an assessment of application RP1158 for the safety of Vitamin D2 Mushroom Powder (Agaricus bisporus) as a novel food, from MBio.
Assessment of new Flavouring Substance 3-(1-((3,5-dimethylisoxazol-4-yl)methyl)-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)-1-(3-hydroxybenzyl)imidazolidine-2,4-dione
The FSA/FSS have undertaken an assessment of application RP 1382 for the authorisation of a new flavouring substance: 3-(1-((3,5-dimethylisoxazol-4-yl)methyl)-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)-1-(3-hydroxybenzyl)imidazolidine-2,4-dione flavour modifier.
Assessment for the Application for a change in the Steviol Glycoside Specification in Great Britain to Include a New Manufacturing Method for Steviol Glycosides Including Rebaudioside M.
The FSA/FSS have undertaken an assessment of application RP 1194 for a change in the steviol glycoside specification in the United Kingdom to include a new manufacturing method for steviol glycosides including Rebaudioside M, from Sweegen, Inc.
Assessment of genetically modified soybean SYHT0H2 for food and feed uses, import and processing, under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003
The FSA and FSS have undertaken an assessment of application RP1138 for the authorisation of genetically modified soybean SYHT0H2 for food and feed uses, import and processing.
Edible insects have been available to consumers in the UK market for several years. The Novel Food legislation covering edible insects was updated in 2018.
The study explored several aspects of food safety regulation, including definitions, underlying legislation, authorisation processes and production standards.
Report from the December 2020 stakeholder workshop.
This consumer research into the behaviours and attitudes of cannabidiol (CBD) extracts users was carried out to better understand how they use CBD and whether they are aware that it is classified as a ‘novel food’.
This research project will develop rapid and simple genetically modified organism (GMO) screening methods using multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) approaches and endpoint detection using lab-on-a-chip capillary electrophoresis.
GM free labelling: Exploring public responses to the labelling of GM food and the use of GM-free labelling
This research explored UK consumer responses to GM labelling, including 'GM-free' labelling. The results were presented to the Board at the April 2013 meeting. The results will: (1) inform UK policy on the use of 'GM free' labelling and (2) ensure that the UK public’s views are reflected in our future discussions at EU level on GM labelling issues.
This project addresses the need to have baseline metabolomic data for crops, to use as a reference in assessing new crop varieties (GM or non-GM). It also addresses how the quality of the raw data used for assessment purposes may affect the safety assessment.
This project aimed to determine the potential of QUIZ for the quantification of genetically modified (GM) material in food by further development and testing of the methodology established in a previous proof of concept study (G03025).
This project involved the refinement and validation of a rapid polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based method for characterisation of junction sequences in a range of genetically modified (GM) crops.
This initial proof of concept study is designed to demonstrate the potential of Quantitation Using Informative Zeros (QUIZ) as a high-throughput methodology to measure Genetically Modified (GM) presence in food.
This project examined the fate of transgenic DNA in genetically modified (GM) food/feed in the gut of farm animals.
In this project nine novel assays/methods to aid the detection of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food/feed have been developed. Once successfully validated, the methods will be made available, worldwide, to improve the ability of enforcement laboratories to detect the current and next generation of GMOs present in food/feed.
This research project aimed to assess the potential of multidimensional protein identification technology (MudPIT) as quantitative procedure to ascertain protein perturbations arising from genetic modifications.
This project sought to develop robust methodologies to characterise the glycosylation of transgenic plant proteins for application in risk assessments.