Members of the EFSA's Stakeholder Consultative Platform met on 1 and 2 December 2009 for the first time since being re-appointed in October. The representatives of 24 EU-wide organisations discussed the following topics: the risk assessment of GMOs, health claims, EFSA's approach on emerging risks and nanotechnology.
Regarding the risk assessment of GMOs Per Bergman, head of the GMO unit, spoke on cooperation in GMO risk assessment and interaction with stakeholders, and explained ongoing updates on GMO risk assessment guidance, such as environmental risk assessment, molecular characterisation and the allergenicity assessment of GM plants
Stakeholder Consultative Platform has been initiated by EFSAs Management Board and is composed of 24 EU-wide organisations working in areas related to the food chain. The platform members meet three times a