Detection strategy targeting a chloramphenicol resistance gene from genetically modified bacteria in food and feed products

Last updated on 12-3-2020 by Marie-Alice Fraiture

Public Access


Peer reviewed scientific article



Genetically modified microorganisms (GMM), harbouring commonly antimicrobial resistance (AMR) genes as selection markers, are frequently used to produce food and feed enzymes, additives and flavourings. Such commercialized microbial fermentation products should not contain GMM, or associated recombinant DNA. Although the use of AMR genes gives rise to public health and environmental concerns regarding their potential acquisitions by pathogens and gut microbiota, no method targeting AMR genes harboured by such GMM is currently available for the enforcement laboratories. In reason of the incr…

Associated health topics:

QR code

QR code for this page URL