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Outcome of the public consultation on the draft Scientific Opinion on the applicability of the EFSA Opinion on site‐directed nucleases type 3 for the safety assessment of plants developed using site‐directed nucleases type 1 and 2 and oligonucleotide‐directed mutagenesis

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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out a public consultation to receive input from interested parties on the applicability of the EFSA Opinion on site‐directed nucleases type 3 for the safety assessment of plants developed using site‐directed nucleases type 1 and 2 and oligonucleotide‐directed mutagenesis. This draft scientific opinion was prepared by the GMO Panel, supported by the Working Group on Molecular Characterization. The draft opinion was endorsed by the EFSA GMO Panel for public consultation on 1stApril 2020. The written public consultation was open from 15April 2020 until 5 June 2020. EFSA received comments from 51 different interested parties. EFSA and its GMO Panel wish to thank all stakeholders for their contributions to this work. The present report contains the comments received and details how they have been considered for finalisation of the opinion. The final opinion was adopted at the GMO Panel Plenary meeting on 14October 2020 and will be published in the EFSA Journal.© European Food Safety Authority, 2020

This publication is linked to the following EFSA Journal article: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.2903/j.efsa.2020.6299/full