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EU register of genetically modified food and feed.

Event T304-40
Authorisation holder Name Bayer CropScience AG
Authorisation holder Address Alfred-Nobel-Strasse 50, D-40789 Monheim am Rhein – Germany
Products 1.) Foods and food ingredients containing, consisting of, or produced from BCS-GHØØ4-7 cotton

2.) Feed containing, consisting or produced from BCS-GHØØ4-7 cotton

3.) Products other than food and feed containing or consisting of BCS-GHØØ4-7 cotton for the same uses as any other cotton with the exception of cultivation
Designation Genetically modified cotton line BCS-GHØØ4-7 expresses the PAT protein which confers tolerance to glufosinate-ammonium herbicides and the Cry1Ab protein which confers protection against certain lepidopteran pests.
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 ’cotton’;

(2) The words 'not for cultivation' shall appear on the label of and in documents accompanying products containing or consisting of BCS-GHØØ4-7 cotton 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 BCS-GHØØ4-7 cotton

Validated by the EU Reference Laboratory established under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003, published at:
Reference material ERM-BF429 accessible via the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) at: URL:
Unique identifier BCS-GHØØ4-7
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 2015/699/UE of 24 April 2015
Authorisation expiration date 26/04/2025
Further information on risk assessment Opinion of the European Food Safety Authority: