Scientific Opinion updating the risk assessment conclusions and risk management recommendations on the genetically modified insect resistant maize 1507

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The Panel wishes to thank the members of the Working Groups on (1) Molecular Characterisation (MC), (2) Food/Feed (FF) and (3) Environment (ENV) of GMO applications for the preparatory work on this scientific output, and EFSA staff Yann Devos (ENV), Zoltán Divéki (MC), Andrea Gennaro (ENV), Yi Liu (FF), Sylvie Mestdagh (ENV) and Stefano Rodighiero (ENV) for the support provided to the development of this EFSA scientific output

Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2012;10(10):2933 [46 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2012.2933
Panel members at the time of adoption
Salvatore Arpaia, Andrew Nicholas Edmund Birch, Andrew Chesson, Patrick du Jardin, Achim Gathmann, Jürgen Gropp, Lieve Herman, Hilde-Gunn Hoen-Sorteberg, Huw Jones, Jozsef Kiss, Gijs Kleter, Pagona Lagiou, Martinus Lovik, Antoine Messéan, Hanspeter Naegeli, Kaare Magne Nielsen, Jaroslava Ovesna, Joe Perry, Nils Rostoks, Christoph Tebbe
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Type
Opinion of the Scientific Committee/Scientific Panel
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2012-00712
Adopted
18 October 2012
Published
25 October 2012
Last Updated
9 November 2012. This version replaces the previous one/s.
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
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Abstract

Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA GMO Panel) compiled its previous risk assessment conclusions and risk management recommendations on the genetically modified insect resistant maize 1507, and considered their validity in the light of new relevant scientific publications published from 2005 onwards. The EFSA GMO Panel performed a search of the scientific literature published between 2005 and September 2012, and identified 61 peer-reviewed publications containing evidence specific to the risk assessment and/or management of maize 1507, of which two were relevant for the food and feed safety assessment, and 34 for the environmental risk assessment and/or risk management. None of these publications reported new information that would invalidate the previous conclusions on the safety of maize 1507 made by the EFSA GMO Panel. Therefore, the EFSA GMO Panel considers that its previous risk assessment conclusions on maize 1507, as well as its previous recommendations on risk mitigation measures and monitoring, remain valid and applicable.

Keywords
GMO, maize (Zea mays), 1507, insect resistance, Cry1F, risk assessment, food and feed safety, environment, food and feed uses, import and processing, cultivation
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Number of Pages
46