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EU register of genetically modified food and feed.

Event MON 87708
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-877Ø8-9 soybean

2) Feed containing, consisting or produced from MON-877Ø8-9 soybean

3) Products other than food and feed containing or consisting of MON-877Ø8-9 soybean for the same uses as any other soybean with the exception of cultivation
Designation The genetically modified soybean MON-877Ø8-9 expresses the DMO (dicamba mono-oxygenase) proteins which confer tolerance to dicamba-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. The words 'not for cultivation' shall appear on the label of and in the documents accompanying products containing or consisting of MON-877Ø8-9 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 soybean MON-877Ø8-9.

Validated on by the EU Reference Laboratory established under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003, published at
Reference material AOCS 0311-A and AOCS 0906-A are accessible via the American Oil Chemists Society
Unique identifier MON-877Ø8-9
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) and 19(3) of the Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003
Commission Decision 2015/700/UE of 24 April 2015
Authorisation expiration date 26/04/2025
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