Food/feed and environmental risk assessment of insect-resistant genetically modified maize MIR604 for food and feed uses, import and processing under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (EFSA/GMO/UK/2005/11). Opinion of the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety
AuthorAndreassen, Åshild Kristine; Brandtzæg, Per; Holck, Askild Lorentz; Junttila, Olavi; Konestabo, Heidi Sjursen; Meadow, Richard; Nielsen, Kåre Nolde; Vikse, Rose; Sorteberg, Hilde-Gunn Opsahl
In preparation for a legal implementation of EU-regulation 1829/2003, the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) has been requested by the Norwegian Environment Agency (former Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management) and the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA) to conduct final food/feed and environmental risk assessments for 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. 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 and NFSA requests VKM to consider whether updates or other changes to earlier submitted assessments are necessary.