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Food Safety

GMO authorisation

Applicants can apply for GMO authorisations by submitting a dossier with experimental data and a risk assessment.

Authorisations are valid throughout the EU and may be for:

  • Cultivation
  • Marketing of food and feed and derived products

If the GMO is to be used in food or feed without cultivation: applying for food and feed purposes is enough.

If the GMO is to be used in food or feed with cultivation in the EU: companies need applying both cultivation and food/feed purposes under the same Regulation.

If the GMO is not to be used in food or feed: applying for authorisation for cultivation is enough.

More information

Communication/Proposal adopted by the Commission - 22/04/2015

Press Material

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