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Food Safety


GMOs are authorised only if considered safe for human and animal health and the environment. Post-authorisation activities are put in place by different parties.

Detection methods

An application for authorising a GM food or feed must include methods for its detection, identification and quantification.

EU countries' controls

Based on the relevant EU legislation on GMOs, Regulation (EC) 882/2004, and Regulation (EU) 2017/625, it is the obligation of the EU countries to...

Monitoring plans and reports

Details of monitoring plans and reports, required for applications.

Technical zero

Harmonised methods of sampling and analysis for the official controls performed by EU countries are established and a 'technical zero' for detection...