UK food agency calls on food scientists

UK - The UK’s food safety agency has called for scientists to work on chemical contaminants, food pathogens and novel foods in a range of new projects.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said it is looking to commission research or survey projects in a number of areas.

Projects include the reduction of campylobacter and salmonella in poultry, chemical contaminants from food production, and the safety assessment of novel and GM foods.

The latter project, funded by the Novel Foods, Additives and Supplements Division of the FSA, aims to ensure that “sound science is applied to consumer safety issues concerning novel foods”.

But the new research programme (G03) will build on the results obtained in two previous programmes on the safety (G01) and safety assessment (G02) of novel foods and continue to support the mandatory safety assessment of GM and non-GM novel foods.

Under G01, analytical procedures were developed with a view to ensuring that existing and proposed labelling regulations can be enforced.

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