Ad hoc meeting with industry representatives

24 October 2018 to 25 October 2018

On 24 (pm) and 25 (am) October 2018, EFSA met with EuropaBio in the context of an EFSA ad hoc meeting with industry representatives. The meeting provided an opportunity for open dialogue and the discussion focussed on:

  • Technical topics such as e.g. the quality of DNA sequencing for the molecular characterisation of genetically modified plants (GMPs), the assessment of human dietary exposure in the context of marketing applications for GM food and feed, and the evaluation of 90-day toxicological studies with rodents; as well as
  • Recent EFSA’s experiences pertaining to the administrative processing of marketing applications for GM food and feed in the European Union.

The meeting took place in a constructive atmosphere and marks an important step in enhanced dialogue among the parties.