Concepts in the Safety Assessment of Novel Food and Feed

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This course discusses how people use information about foods to make basic decisions regarding food safety and how government regulators use similar information to address the safety of novel foods that may be introduced into their country’s food supply. It will teach which aspects of food are related to food safety, and it will provide an introduction to the problem formulation framework for organizing food safety assessments of novel foods, particularly those derived from genetically engineered (GE) plants.


You will understand how the safety of foods is determined and how the problem formulation framework can make the process of food safety assessment more logical and transparent.

Course Goals

  • The goal of this course is to raise common questions regarding food safety and demonstrate how those questions are answered.

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