Socio-Economic and Food Safety

The Functions of this Department include:

(a) Socio-Economic, ethical Considerations;

(b) Assessment of socio-economic impacts;

(c) Civil matters;

(d) develop risk management plan and strategy for protecting human health from potential risks associated with genetically modified organisms;

(e) Monitoring of human health to determine the effects of genetically modified organisms regulated by the Biosafety Act

(f) Relates with NAFDAC;

(g) Allergenicity, Toxicity;

(h) GM food safety;

(i) Establish safety guidelines for genetically modified foods, feeds and for processing.