The European Food Safety Authority’s Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (EFSA GMO Panel) has launched an open consultation on a draft Guidance Document for renewal applications of genetically modified (GM) food and feed authorised under Regulation (EC) No. 1829/2003.
The aim of this draft Document is to provide guidance on renewal applications of authorised GM food and feed, and will assist applicants in the generation, analysis and interpretation of the dataset that will be submitted as part of renewal applications. This initiative was undertaken as part of a self-task activity.
In line with EFSA’s policy on openness and transparency and in order for EFSA to receive comments from the scientific community and all stakeholders, EFSA has launched a public consultation on the draft Guidance Document.
Interested parties are invited to submit written comments by 4 January 2015. Please exclusively use the electronic template provided with the documents to submit comments and refer to the line and page numbers. Please note that comments submitted by e-mail or by post cannot be taken into account and that a submission will not be considered if it is:
- submitted after the deadline set out in the call,
- presented in any form other than what is provided for in the instructions and template,
- not related to the contents of the document,
- contains complaints against institutions, personal accusations, irrelevant or offensive statements or material,
- is related to policy which is out of the scope of EFSA's activity.
EFSA will assess all relevant comments from interested parties which are submitted in line with the criteria above. The comments will be further considered by the EFSA GMO Panel and taken into consideration if found to be relevant.
All comments submitted will be published. Commnts submitted by individuals in a personal capacity will be presented anonymously. Comments submitted formally on behalf of an organisation will appear with the name of the organisation.
 Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 on genetically modified food and feed. OJ L 268, 1-23.