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Record number 552062
Title Regulation and safety considerations of somatic cell nuclear transfer-cloned farm animals and their offspring used for food production
Author(s) Berg, Jan Pieter van der; Kleter, Gijs A.; Kok, Esther J.
Source Theriogenology 135 (2019). - ISSN 0093-691X - p. 85 - 93.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2019.06.001
Department(s) BU Toxicology, Novel Foods & Agro chains Sub A
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Availibility Full text available from 2020-06-05
Keyword(s) Animal cloning - Animal husbandry - Food safety - Regulation - Risk assessment - Somatic cell nuclear transfer - Traceability
Abstract

This document discusses recent developments in cloning of husbandry animals through somatic cell nuclear transfer, particularly with a view on improvements in their efficacy. Commercial developments in North and South America, Australia-New Zealand, and China are noted. The regulations and safety aspects surrounding the use of clones and their offspring for the purpose of food production are discussed. It is generally considered that foods from offspring of clones are no different than similar foods from conventional animals, yet besides safety, also ethical and animal welfare considerations come into play at the policy level. The related topic of detection and traceability of clones is discussed, which covers both molecular and documentary methods.

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