Statement complementing the EFSA Scientific Opinion on application (EFSA-GMO-DE-2011-95) for the placing on the market of genetically modified maize 5307 for food and feed uses, import and processing under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 from Syngenta Crop Protection AG taking into consideration an additional toxicological study

GMO, maize 5307, food and feed safety, import and processing, eCry3.1Ab, 28-day study
First published in the EFSA Journal
11. April 2018
Adopted
7. März 2018
Type
Scientific Opinion
Abstract

The GMO Panel was previously not in the position to complete the food/feed safety assessment of maize 5307 due to an inadequate 28-day toxicity study necessary for an appropriate assessment of eCry3.1Ab protein. Following a mandate from the European Commission, the GMO Panel assessed a supplementary 28-day toxicity study in mice on the eCry3.1Ab protein (1,000 mg/kg body weight (bw) per day) to complement its scientific opinion on application EFSA-GMO-DE-2011-95 for the placing on the market of the maize 5307 for food and feed uses, import and processing. The supplementary 28-day toxicity study did not show adverse effects. Taking into account the previous assessment and the new information, the GMO Panel concludes that maize 5307, as assessed in the scientific opinion on application EFSA-GMO-DE-2011-95 (EFSA GMO Panel, 2015) and in the supplementary toxicity study, is as safe and nutritious as its conventional counterpart in the scope of this application.

Substances
Panel members at the time of adoption
EFSA Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), Hanspeter Naegeli, Andrew Nicholas Birch, Josep Casacuberta, Adinda De Schrijver, Mikołaj Antoni Gralak, Philippe Guerche, Huw Jones, Barbara Manachini, Antoine Messean, Elsa Ebbesen Nielsen, Fabien Nogue, Christophe Robaglia, Nils Rostoks, Jeremy Sweet, Christoph Tebbe, Francesco Visioli and Jean-Michel Wal.
Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms
Contact
GMO [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2018.5233
EFSA Journal 2018;16(4):5233
Question Number
On request from
European Commission