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 June 2011
3 February 2011
Scientific Report


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
GMO [at] efsa.europa.eu
EFSA Journal 2011;9(6):2284
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