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GM and Novel Foods
Genetically modified (GM) foods and other types of novel foods can only be marketed in the European Union (EU) if they have passed a rigorous safety assessment.
A novel food is defined as a food or food ingredient that does not have a significant history of consumption within the EU before 15 May 1997. More information about safety assessments under the Novel Food Regulation (EC) 258/97 can be found at the link below.
GM foods may only be authorised for sale if they are judged not to present a risk to health, not to mislead consumers and not to be of less nutritional value than the foods they are intended to replace. The current procedures for evaluation and authorisation of GM foods are laid down in Regulation (EC) 1829/2003 on GM food and feed.
GM and Novel Foods News
Tuesday 7 December 2010
Tuesday 12 October 2010