Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Food Law News - EU - 2016

Commission Daily News, 16 September 2016

GMOs - Commission authorises GMOs for food and feed use

The Commission authorised today the placing on the market of products - for food and feed purposes - containing, consisting of, or produced from various Genetically Modified maize. The 11 Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) concerned have gone through a comprehensive authorisation procedure, including a favourable scientific assessment by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The Commission adopted the pending decisions according to that procedure. The authorisations are valid for 10 years, and any product produced from these GMOs will be subject to the EU's strict labelling and traceability rules. The authorisation decisions do not cover cultivation.

The Decision was published in the Official Journal and can be seen at this link: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1685

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