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Import Food Safety, GMOs and Allergenic Food Proteins

In this presentation, Toomer defines genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and explains how the U.S. Federal Government ensures the safety of the American food supply to screen incoming imports and GMOs for undeclared food allergens and the presence of allergenic food proteins.

Published onAug 11, 2022
Import Food Safety, GMOs and Allergenic Food Proteins
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Abstract

In this presentation, Ondulla T. Toomer, Ph.D., defines genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and explains how the U.S. Federal Government ensures the safety of the American food supply to screen incoming imports and GMOs for undeclared food allergens and the presence of allergenic food proteins in GMOs. 

Toomer is a North Carolina native and alumnus of NC State. Toomer was employed for more than seven years with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition as a Research Biologist to research the development and prevention of Food Allergy. Currently, Toomer is employed as a USDA assistant professor in the Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences Department at NC State with a research emphasis on the utilization of peanuts and/or peanut by-products as functional food ingredients in the food industry and as alternative feed ingredients in animal food production.

Import Food Safety, GMOs and Allergenic Food Proteins (Ondulla Toomer)

This video was originally produced for an audience of entering first-year and transfer students at NC State University as a part of an interdisciplinary experience. It is available for noncommercial reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 License, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/.

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