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. For details please see: here.