Food/feed and environmental risk assessment of insect-resistant and herbicide-tolerant genetically modified maize 1507 x 59122 for food and feed uses, import and processing under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (EFSA/GMO/NL/2005/15). Opinion of the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety
AuthorAndreassen, Åshild Kristine; Brandtzæg, Per; Sorteberg, Hilde-Gunn Opsahl; Holck, Askild Lorentz; Junttila, Olavi; Konestabo, Heidi Sjursen; Meadow, Richard; Nielsen, Kaare Magne; Vikse, Rose
In preparation for a legal implementation of EU-regulation 1829/2003, the Norwegian Environment Agency has requested the Norwegian Food Safety Authority to give final opinions on all genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and products containing or consisting of GMOs that are authorized in the European Union under Directive 2001/18/EC or Regulation 1829/2003/EC within the Authority’s sectorial responsibility. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has therefore, by letter dated 13 February 2013 (ref. 2012/150202), requested the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) to carry out scientific risk assessments of 39 GMOs and products containing or consisting of GMOs that are authorized in the European Union. The request covers scope(s) relevant to the Gene Technology Act. The request does not cover GMOs that VKM already has conducted its final risk assessments on. However, the Agency requests VKM to consider whether updates or other changes to earlier submitted assessments are necessary.