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Stakeholder roundtable meeting on Cell-based food production and precision fermentation

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    Cell-based food and precision fermentation – Products, safety and the future role
    Stakeholder roundtable meeting report, Shanghai, China, 6 November 2023
    2024
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    As the global demand for proteins and specific nutrients grows, many people are looking into opportunities to expand the scope of diverse and sustainable sources of such nutrients. Food safety is one of the prominent key issues to ascertain before such products go into the market, and various competent authorities are working to identify and address potential food safety issues and their implications. After the first stakeholder meeting on cell-based food organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Government of Israel, many experts suggested that FAO maintain such dialogues to regularly update the knowledge of this fast-improving technology. This led to the stakeholder meeting organized by FAO jointly with the Government of China in November 2023, which considered precision fermentation besides cell-based food. The present report summarized the results of the meeting attended by a total of 55 participants in Shanghai, China on 6 November 2023. The meeting provided a snapshot of the state of development of these particular technologies and the industry in 2023. As an increasing number of countries are reviewing the regulatory applications, valid examples of how to assess product safety have become available. All participants recognized that open discussions between stakeholders and regulators are key when it comes to clarifying important aspects of food safety, and that supporting the relevant scientific innovations is vital for achieving the overall food security goals and sustainable food production for the future.
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    Cell-based food in the context of the Near East region
    Report of the side event to the 11th Session of the FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Near East (CCNE11), Rome, Italy, 21 September 2023
    2024
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    On 21 September 2023, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) held a hybrid meeting as a side event to the 11th Session of the FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for the Near East (CCNE11) in Rome, Italy, on the topic of food safety of cell-based food within the context of the Near East region. A total of 53 participants attended the event, which provided a unique opportunity for the participants to discuss topics relevant to the Codex work as well as to the specific regional context. The event highlighted the international activities that FAO and WHO have conducted so far, and the results of the pre-event survey about current regulatory situations for cell-based food in the region. One of the main outcomes of the discussion was the recognition of the usefulness of information exchange on cell-based food among Codex Members. Many CCNE delegates stated that good public awareness of cell-based food is essential to move forwards. However, they also said that currently, knowledge of cell-based food among the general public is limited. Therefore. provision of accurate scientific information by regulators is foremost necessary and with international technical assistance from FAO and WHO, such science communication will be effective. Several concrete regional collaborative activities, such as regulatory information exchange mechanisms, have been suggested and the meeting was concluded on a positive note.

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