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MON-ØØ531-6

EU register of genetically modified food and feed.

Event MON 531
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.) Food produced from MON-ØØ531-6 cotton

2.) Feed produced from MON-ØØ531-6 cotton
Designation Genetically modified cotton line MON-ØØ531-6 expresses the Cry1Ac protein which confers resistance to lepidopteran pests. An nptII gene, conferring kanamycin and neomycin resistance, and aadA gene, conferring spectinomycin and streptomycin resistance, were used as selective markers in the genetic modification process.
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 ’cotton’.
Method for detection Event specific real-time quantitative PCR based method for genetically modified MON-ØØ531-6 cotton

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

URL: http://gmo-crl.jrc.ec.europa.eu/StatusOfDossiers.aspx
Reference material AOCS 0804-C and AOCS 0804-A accessible via the American Oil Chemists Society at http://www.aocs.org/tech/crm
Unique identifier MON-ØØ531-6
Annex II to the Cartagena Protocol Not applicable
Conditions or restrictions on the placing on the market Not required
Post-market monitoring requirements Not appropriate
Date of authorisation 24/04/2015
Legal base Art. 11(3) and 23(3) of the Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003
Commission Decision 2015/689/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/2373.htm