Phase II: GE Food/Feed Safety Assessment Training

    November 6, 2017-November 10, 2017
    Newark, DE, USA


Building off the Phase I three-day technical training program held in August in Bogor, Indonesia, the Agriculture & Food Systems Institute organized a five-day training program at the Stine Haskell Research Facility in Wilmington, DE to observe how food and feed safety assessment data is collected in the laboratory.


The training featured sessions on:

  • Laboratory and Vivarium Safety
  • Testing Proteins for Toxicity
  • Data Analysis and Statistics
  • Regulatory Testing Strategy
  • Molecular Characterization
  • Analytical Chemistry/Composition Analysis
  • Allergenicity
  • Bioinformatics
  • Transformation Laboratory Tour
  • Microscopy Laboratory Tour

This project is supported by a grant from the USDA’s Emerging Markets Program.


  • 100% of survey responders found the workshop useful in their current position.
  • 100% of survey responders found the length of the workshop was just right.
  • 100% of survey responders would recommend this workshop to others.

In the Participants’ Words

  • “This workshop was very useful for my position as a member of the technical team for feed safety assessment.”
  • “The information provided in the workshop was important for me as a member of the feed safety assessment team.”
  • “It helped me gain a more comprehensive understanding on technical aspects of biosafety assessment leading to hopefully a more scientifically sound judgement when evaluating dossiers.”