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Phase I: GE Food/Feed Safety Assessment Training

Bogor, Indonesia
August 1, 2017 – August 3, 2017

Overview: The ILSI Research Foundation will be conducting a three-day technical training program in Bogor, Indonesia in cooperation with the Indonesian National Agency for Food and Drug Control (BPOM) and the Indonesian Center for Animal Research and Development (ICARD).  This activity will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in practical exercises highlighting the fundamental concepts employed in food and feed safety assessments of genetically engineered (GE) crops.

Program: The training will be supported by expert faculty from the United States, European Union, and the Philippines. This workshop will cover problem formulation for food safety assessment, toxicity, composition and allergenicity assessment as well as molecular characterization.

Participants will also visit the United States for Phase II of the training, planned for October 2017, in order to visit the Stine Haskell Research Facility in Wilmington, Delaware and observe how food and feed safety assessment data is collected in the laboratory. This project is supported by a grant from the USDA’s Emerging Markets Program.

Registration: By invitation only.

More information:
To learn more about the ILSI Research Foundation’s program on GE food and feed safety, click here.
To read the outcomes from a similar two-phased, food/feed safety program we conducted in India in 2014, click here.