EFSA | Investigating technological processing supporting the assessment of novel proteins in food and feed risk assessment
In the European Union (EU), the safety of (novel) proteins is routinely evaluated in various regulated areas of the food and feed chain, more particularly in the regulatory risk assessments of products such as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), novel foods, enzymes, food/feed additives or pesticides. As part of the risk assessment, EFSA evaluates the safety of the production process used in the manufacture of the product under assessment, including e.g., information on raw materials and processing aids, processing steps and operational conditions, safety assurance measures and the potential impact on e.g. composition, presence of undesirable substances, nutritional value and metabolism.
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