Crop Composition as a Component of Food and Feed Safety Assessment and Hands On with the ILSI Crop Composition Database

Tarragona, Spain
April 2, 2019
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
15th International Society for Biosafety Research Symposium


Crop composition is an essential component of the food safety assessment for GE crops that are intended to be used as food. However, it is important to understand the purpose of the data and its context in the safety assessment. Open to attendees of the 15th ISBR Symposium, this workshop will provide an opportunity to briefly discuss the rationale for considering crop composition data, how that data is interpreted in the context of the safety assessment, and what the limitations are to compositional studies.

The workshop will also introduce participants to a resource for assisting in the interpretation of compositional studies—the ILSI Crop Composition Database. Participants will see a demonstration of the database and its features, highlighting updates and additions to Version 7.0, the latest iteration of the database that was launched in January 2019. Then, participants will be provided with a series of exercises designed to help them understand the search reporting function of the ILSI Crop Composition Database, which they can walk through using their personal laptop during the workshop.

In order to ensure that organizers can provide assistance to participants while conducting the practical exercises, the workshop is limited to 20 participants and will be conducted twice (at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm). More information about the workshop and how to register for the symposium is available from the International Society for Biosafety Research.