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Since 18 April
2004, GM Food and Feed are regulated in the
European Community under
(EC) No 1829/2003
genetically modified food and feed. It
provides for a single Community procedure for
the new authorisation of all food and feed
derived from a GMO and, as the case may be,
of the GMO itself as a food or as a feed and
of food or feed containing the GMO.
applications for authorisation of genetically
modified food and feed have been submitted
under this Regulation. A few products have
already been authorized in the meantime.
Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on
genetically modified food and feed :
Until 18 April
2004, GM food was regulated as novel food,
and food derived from eighteen GM events have
been approved so far (essentially maize and
soy derivatives, oilseed rape oil and
cottonseed oil). There was no specific
legislation covering GM feed, but nine GM
events (five maize varieties, three rape
varieties and one soy variety) have been
approved under the EU environmental
legislation so far, and these approvals
include the use as or in feedingstuffs.
Novel Food Regulation (EC) No 258/97 :
Directive No 2001/18/EC on deliberate
release of GMOs into the environment :