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EFSA Report on Risk Assessment of Food and Feed Derived from GM Animals

February 10, 2012

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published guidance for the risk assessment of food and feed derived from GM animals and on related animal health and welfare aspects. The document outlines specific data requirements and the methodology to be followed for appropriate risk assessment.

The risk assessment approach compares GM animals and derived food and feed with their respective conventional counterparts, integrating food and feed safety as well as animal health and welfare aspects.

Details of the report are available at