The FDA has decided it does not need new regulatory powers to oversee the safety of foods produced using genetic engineering. In a case where a genetically transformed food plant produces a new substance, that new substance will undergo evaluation for safety as a new food additive. See: FDA Education/Compliance Program: 1995. Emerging Technologies -- Biotechnology. The FDA has outlined Consultation Procedures for developers of genetically engineered food products.
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Prepared Summer 1997 by Bernadene Magnuson, Ph.D.
University of Idaho, Dept. of Food Science and Toxicology - EXTOXNET FAQ Team.