JOINING FORCES FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF ANIMAL STUDIES IN FOOD SCIENCES
Task Force Information
This unique transversal and multi-stakeholder Task Force aims to:
- review the recently developed methods and build a consensus on how and what is needed to reduce animal testing in food and beverage development;
- provide evidence-based science and evaluate potential strategies and approaches that ultimately could replace animal testing in food sciences;
- communicate and disseminate the opportunities for alternatives in the food and drink sector.
Task Force Members
- Ethical and scientific constraints to use human material
Identify existing tools and approaches that are not reliant on generating data in animals for safety evaluation in the food, nutrition and beverage sector. The outputs of this activity (case studies and roadmap) will be
disseminated via a peer-reviewed publication, and shared with national and international authorities probably through a workshop.
Start date: September 2021 | End date: January 2024
In the pipeline
- Prebiotics and alternatives to animal testing
The aim will be to understand the ways in which various prebiotic ingredients function and evaluate them using non-animal testing methods to uncover their mechanisms of action. The activity is shared with the PRE Task Force.
Expected kick-off: Q4 2024
What are the challenges to use vital human material as an innovative approach to move towards human-based science and avoid animal research & testing?
Expert Group Members