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EU register of genetically modified food and feed.

Event NK 603
Authorisation holder Name Monsanto Europe S.A.
Authorisation holder Address Avenue de Tervuren 270-272, B-1150 Brussels, Belgium

On behalf of Monsanto Company - 800 N. Lindbergh Boulevard - St. Louis, Missouri 63167 - United States of America
Products 1.) Foods and food ingredients containing, consisting of, or produced from MON-ØØ6Ø3-6 maize

2.) Feed containing, consisting or produced from MON-ØØ6Ø3-6 maize

3.) Products other than food and feed containing or consisting of MON-ØØ6Ø3-6 maize for the same uses as any other maize with the exception of cultivation
Designation Genetically modified maize line NK 603 expresses the CP4 EPSPS protein which confers tolerance to the glyphosate herbicides.
Labelling (1) For the purposes of the specific labelling requirements laid down in Article 13(1) and Article 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-ØØ6Ø3-6 maize with the exception of products referred to in point (a) of Article 2.
Method for detection Event specific real-time quantitative PCR based method for genetically modified NK 603 maize

Validated by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, in collaboration with the European Network of GMO Laboratories (ENGL), to be published at: URL:
Reference material ERM®-BF415 accessible via the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) at
Unique identifier MON-ØØ6Ø3-6
Annex II to the Cartagena Protocol
Conditions or restrictions on the placing on the market Not required
Monitoring plan Monitoring plan for environmental effects conforming with Annex VII to Directive 2001/18/EC
Post-market monitoring requirements Not required
Date of authorisation 24/04/2015
Legal base Art. 7(3), 11(3), 19(3) and 23(3) of the Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003
Commission Decision 2015/684/UE of 24 April 2015
Authorisation expiration date 26/04/2025
Further information on risk assessment Opinion of the European Food Safety Authority: