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EU register of genetically modified food and feed.

Event A2704-12
Authorisation holder Name Bayer CropScience AG
Authorisation holder Address Bayer CropScience AG
Alfred-Nobel-Strasse 50
D - 40789 Monheim am Rhein - Germany
Products (1) Foods and food ingredients containing, consisting of, or produced from ACS-GMØØ5-3 soybean;
(2) Feed containing, consisting of, or produced from ACS-GMØØ5-3 soybean;
(3) Products other than food and feed containing or consisting of ACS-GMØØ5-3 soybean for the same uses as any other soybean with the exception of cultivation.
Designation The genetically modified soybean ACS-GMØØ5-3, as described in the application, expresses the PAT protein which confers tolerance to the glufosinate-ammonium herbicide.
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 'soybean'.

(2) The words 'not for cultivation' shall appear on the label of and in documents accompanying products containing or consisting of ACS-GMØØ5-3 soybean referred to in Article 2(b) and (c).
Method for detection - Event specific real-time quantitative PCR based method for genetically modified soybean ACS-GMØØ5-3.

- Validated by the Community reference laboratory established under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003, published at
Reference material - Reference Material: AOCS 0707-A, AOCS 0707-B and AOCS 0707-C accessible via the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) at
Unique identifier ACS-GMØØ5-3
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 08/09/2008
Legal bases Art. 7(3), and 19(3) of the Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003

Commission Decision 2008/730 of 8 September 2008
Authorisation expiration date Renewal ongoing
Further information on risk assessment Opinion of the European Food Safety Authority: