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EU register of genetically modified food and feed.

Event GA21
Authorisation holder Name Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Represented by
Syngenta Crop Protection NV/SA
Authorisation holder Address Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
CH 4058 Basel - Switzerland
Products (1) Food containing, consisting of, or produced from maize GA21;
(2) Feed containing, consisting of, or produced from maize GA21;
(3) maize GA21 in products containing it or consisting of it for any other use than those provided for in points (1) and (2), 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 maize GA21, with the exception of food and food ingredients.
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 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 03/08/2018
Legal base Commission Implementing Decision 2018/1112 (EU) of 03 August 2018
Authorisation expiration date 05/08/2028
Further information on risk assessment Opinion of the European Food Safety Authority: