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Genetic Engineering

Directed modification of the gene complement of a living organism by such techniques as altering the DNA, substituting genetic material by means of a virus, transplanting whole nuclei, transplanting cell hybrids, etc.  [AGROVOC]


A systematic approach to be used in food processing as a means to assure food safety. [NALT]

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) is a systematic preventive approach to food safety and pharmaceutical safety that addresses physical, chemical and biological hazards as a means of prevention rather than finished product inspection. HACCP is used in the food industry to identify potential food safety hazards, so that key actions, known as Critical Control Points (CCPs), can be taken to reduce or eliminate the risk of the hazards being realized. The system is used at all stages of food production and preparation processes including packaging, distribution, etc. [AGROVOC]


Set of practices that help to maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases.

Quality Control

Quality control: The process of meeting products and services to consumer expectations. [AGROVOC]


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