European Commission Research Project
Development of Methods to
identify Foods produced
by means of Genetic Engineering
Auf deutsch durch das Bundesamt für Gesundheitswesen)
In the near future food produced by means of genetic engineering will be commercially available in large
scales. In most cases the genetic modification will not be detectable macroscopically, but only by molecular
biological techniques. The scope of the present research project is to develop and evaluate methods for the
identification of foods produced by genetic engineering.
This project combines 24 laboratories from 12 European countries for the development of detection
methods and their evaluation in interlaboratory trials. After evaluation the methods will be available for a
conversion into mandated written CEN standards.
Further Project description by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health
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