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EU register of genetically modified food and feed.

Event GA21
Authorisation holder Name Syngenta Seeds S.A.S.
On behalf of
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Authorisation holder Address Syngenta Seeds S.A.S..
Chemin de l'Hobit 12, BP 27
F-31790 Saint-Sauveur - France
On behalf of
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
CH 4058 Basle - Switzerland
Products (1) Foods and food ingredients containing, consisting of, or produced from MON-ØØØ21-9 maize;
(2) Feed containing, consisting of, or produced from MON-ØØØ21-9 maize;
(3) Products other than food and feed containing or consisting of MON-ØØØ21-9 maize for the same uses as any other maize with the exception of cultivation.
Designation The genetically modified maize MON-ØØØ21-9, as described in the application, expresses the mEPSPS protein which confers tolerance to herbicide glyphosate.
Labelling (1) For the purposes of the labelling requirements laid down in Articles 13(1) and 25(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 and in Article 4(6) of Regulation (EC) No 1830/2003, the 'name of the organism' shall be 'maize'.

(2) The words 'not for cultivation' shall appear on the label of and in documents accompanying products containing or consisting of MON-ØØØ21-9 maize referred to in Article 2(b) and (c).
Method for detection - Event specific real-time quantitative PCR based method for genetically modified maize MON-ØØØ21-9.

- Validated by the Community reference laboratory established under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003, published at
Reference material - Reference Material: AOCS 0407-A and AOCS 0407-B accessible via the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) at
Unique identifier MON-ØØØ21-9
Annex II to the Cartagena Protocol
Conditions or restrictions on the placing on the market Not applicable
Post-market monitoring requirements Monitoring plan for environmental effects conforming with Annex VII to Directive 2001/18/EC
Date of authorisation 28/03/2008
Legal base Art. 7(3), and 19(3) of the Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003
Commission Decision 2008/280 of 28 March 2008
Authorisation expiration date 27/03/2018
Further information on risk assessment Opinion of the European Food Safety Authority: