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Event MON89788
Authorisation holder Name Monsanto Europe S.A.
On behalf of
Monsanto Company
Authorisation holder Address Monsanto Europe S.A.
Avenue de Tervuren 270-272
B-1150 Brussels - BELGIUM
On behalf of
Monsanto Company
800 N. Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63167 - USA
Products (1) Foods and food ingredients containing, consisting of, or produced from MON-89788-1 soybean;
(2) Feed containing, consisting of, or produced from MON-89788-1 soybean;
(3) Products other than food and feed containing or consisting of MON-89788-1 soybean for the same uses as any other soybean with the exception of cultivation.
Designation The genetically modified soybean MON-89788-1, as described in the application, expresses the CP4 EPSPS protein which confers tolerance to the glyphosate 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 MON-89788-1 soybean referred to in Article 2(b) and (c).
Method for detection - Event specific real-time quantitative PCR based method for genetically modified soybean MON-89788-1. - Validated by the Community reference laboratory established under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003, published at
Reference material - Reference Material: AOCS 0906-A and AOCS 0906-B accessible via the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) at
Unique identifier MON-89788-1
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 04/12/2008
Legal base Art. 7(3), and 19(3) of the Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003
Commission Decision 2008/933 of 4 December 2008
Authorisation expiration date renewal ongoing
Further information on risk assessment Opinion of the European Food Safety Authority: