Guidance for the risk assessment of the presence at low level of genetically modified plant material in imported food and feed under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003

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Article
guidance, GMO, presence at low level, risk assessment, Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003, Regulation (EU) No 503/2013, food/feed
First published in the EFSA Journal
20 November 2017
Adopted
21 September 2017
Type
Guidance
Abstract

This document provides guidance for the risk assessment under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the unintended, adventitious or technically unavoidable presence in food and feed of low level of genetically modified plant material intended for markets other than in the European Union. In this context, the presence at low level is defined to be maximum 0.9% of genetically modified plant material per ingredient. This guidance is intended to assist applicants by indicating which scientific requirements of Annex II of Regulation (EU) No 503/2013 are considered necessary for the risk assessment of the presence at low levels of genetically modified plant material in food and feed.

Panel members at the time of adoption
Andrew Nicholas Birch, Josep Casacuberta, Adinda De Schrijver, Mikołaj Antoni Gralak, Philippe Guerche, Huw Jones, Barbara Manachini, Antoine Messéan, Hanspeter Naegeli, Elsa Ebbesen Nielsen, Fabien Nogué, 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.2017.5048
EFSA Journal 2017;15(11):5048 [19 pp.].
Question Number
On request from
European Commission
Print on demand
Number of Pages
19