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Existing rules on GM food & animal feed

Regulations 1829/2003 and 1830/2003

The main objectives of these regulations are to:

  • Protect human and animal health through stringent safety assessment of GM food and feed before it can be sold;
  • Ensure common procedures for risk assessment and authorisation are efficient, transparent and do not take too long;
  • Ensure clear labelling that responds to the concerns of consumers (including farmers buying feed) and enables them to make informed choices.