Evaluation of trial descriptions of strains of Bacillus licheniformis and Aspergillus niger genetically modified with alpha-amylase gene(s)

enzyme, alpha-amylase, food safety, feed safety, genetically modified microorganism, Bacillus licheniformis, Aspergillus niger
First published in the EFSA Journal
30. Juni 2011
Approved
3. Februar 2011
Type
Scientific Report of EFSA

Abstract

Following a request from the Association of Manufacturers and Formulators of Enzyme Products (AMFEP), the European Food Safety Authority was asked to deliver a scientific assessment on trial descriptions of hypothetical strains of Bacillus licheniformis and Aspergillus niger modified with additional alpha-amylase gene(s). These two trial descriptions consider several scenarios with genetically modified B. licheniformis and A. niger strains. Recommendations are herein provided on how to assemble a data set necessary for the risk assessment of these strains and derived products.

European Food Safety Authority
Contact
GMO [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2011.2284
EFSA Journal 2011;9(6):2284
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