HC Deb 15 June 1999 vol 333 c122W
Joan Ruddock

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what arrangements are in place for monitoring the safety of feeding genetically modified feeds to animals. [86306]

Mr. Rooker

In relation to its role in considering whether to recommend release to the environment and/or marketing consent for genetically modified organisms, the Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment (ACRE) assess and advise on aspects of use in animal feed. The Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes (ACNFP) addresses any impact of the animal feed use of genetically modified plants on food for the human consumer. The Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs, due to be set up very shortly, will also have an important role, liaising as necessary with other committees.