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A qualitative method based on the detection of DNA by applying the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method and a protein-based method (ELISA: enzyme linked immuno sorbent assay) have been recently validated for raw materials on a European level in a collaborative trial study. Furthermore, methods regarding the detection in processed food products and the quantification of GM0s food were tested in a collaborative study.

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Authors: ANKLAM E, IHCP Institute -Unit JO2 'Food Products & Consumers Goods';EYQUEM F, IHCP Institute -Unit JO2 'Food Products & Consumers Goods';LIPP M, IHCP Institute -Unit JO2 'Food Products & Consumers Goods';VAN DEN EEDE G, IHCP Institute -Unit JO2 'Food Products & Consumers Goods'
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Genetically Modified Organisms in the Food Chain, München (DE), 17-18 May, 2000
Availability: European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Food Products and Consumer Goods Unit I-21020 Ispra
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