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MON-877Ø5-6

EU register of genetically modified food and feed.

Event MON 87705
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.
Products 1) Foods and food ingredients containing, consisting of, or produced from MON-877Ø5-6 soybean

2) Feed containing, consisting of, or produced from MON-877Ø5-6 soybean

3) Products other than food and feed containing or consisting of MON-877Ø5-6 soybean for the same uses as any other soybean with the exception of cultivation
Designation Genetically modified MON-877Ø5-6 soybean has a reduced expression of fatty acid Δ12-desaturase (FAD2) and palmitoyl acyl carrier protein thioesterase (FATB) enzymes, which results in increased oleic acid and reduced linoleic acid profile and expresses a CP4 EPSPS protein, which confers tolerance to glyphosate-based 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 ’soybean’;

2. For the purposes of the labelling requirements laid down in Article 13(2)(a) and Article 25(2)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003, the words ’with increased monounsaturated fat and reduced polyunsaturated fat’ shall appear after the name of the organism on the label or, where appropriate, in the documents accompanying the products;

3. The words 'not for cultivation' shall appear on the label of and in the documents accompanying products containing or consisting of MON-877Ø5-6 soybean with the exception of products referred to in point (a) of Article 2.
Method for detection Event specific real-time PCR based method for the quantification of MON-877Ø5-6 soybean;

Validated by the EU Reference Laboratory established under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003, published at:

URL: < href="http://gmo-crl.jrc.ec.europa.eu/statusofdossiers.aspx">http://gmo-crl.jrc.ec.europa.eu/statusofdossiers.aspx
Reference material AOCS 0210-A and AOCS 0906-A are accessible via the American Oil Chemists Society at http://www.aocs.org/tech/crm
Unique identifier MON-877Ø5-6
Annex II to the Cartagena Protocol https://bch.cbd.int/database/record.shtml?documentid=108077
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 Post-market monitoring in accordance with Article 6(5)(e) of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (Art.5 and Annex II(g) of Commission Decision 2015/696/UE of 24 April 2015
Date of authorisation 24/04/2015
Legal base Art. 7(3) and 19(3) of the Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 Commission Decision 2015/696/UE of 24 April 2015
Authorisation expiration date 26/04/2025
Further information on risk assessment Opinion of the European Food Safety Authority:
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/2909.htm
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/3507.htm