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EU register of genetically modified food and feed.

Event MON 87427
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-87427-7 maize

2) Feed containing, consisting of, or produced from MON-87427-7 maize

3) Products other than food and feed containing or consisting of MON-87427-7 maize for the same uses as any other maize with the exception of cultivation
Designation The genetically modified MON-87427-7 maize expresses the CP4 EPSPS protein which confers tissue-selective tolerance to glyphosate herbicides. The CP4 EPSPS expression is absent or limited in male reproductive tissues, which eliminates or reduces the need for detasseling when MON-87427-7 is used as female parent in hybrid maize seed production.
Labelling 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’;

The words 'not for cultivation' shall appear on the label of and in documents accompanying products containing or consisting of MON-87427-7 maize 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-87427-7 maize;

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

Reference material AOCS 0512-A and AOCS 0406-A are accessible via the American Oil Chemists Society at
Unique identifier MON-87427-7
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 04/12/2015
Legal base Art. 7(3) and 19(3) of the Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003

Commission Decision 2015/2281/UE of 4 December 2015
Authorisation expiration date 03/12/2025
Further information on risk assessment Opinion of the European Food Safety Authority: