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GMO applications

Overview and procedure

EFSA evaluates the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) before they can be authorised for use as food or feed and/or for cultivation in the EU. This includes GM plants, GM microorganisms and GM animals.

Applications are submitted to the national competent authority of a Member State, which forwards the application to EFSA. The technical dossier of an application must be compiled according to EFSA’s guidance.


Your questions answered
Most common queries about applications


Calculators, software, models, databases
Supporting materials for applicants and stakeholders

Regulations and guidance

Legal framework, administrative and technical guidance
Information on how to compile dossiers for applications