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Re: substantial equivalence (fwd)

From: Trevor Lien <>
To: Roberto Verzola <>

Someone sent me this URL on SE:

 Food Safety Considerations, Safety Assessment,subst equiv

I've no references handy, but SE is the priciple developed by the Joint
FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme - SE may have been around earlier as an
idea, but they essentially invented it as a global standard.

Remember, SE is a term that is outlined in principle by academic
precident, and international bodies like the Codex Alimentarius
Commission;  it is defined in practice by the local agencies that
regulate products.