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Competent National Authority
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2010-01-07 09:53 UTC (Guy.VAN-DEN-EEDE@ec.europa.eu)
Date of last update
2019-12-16 13:54 UTC (chantal.bruetschy@ec.europa.eu)
Date of publication
2019-12-16 13:54 UTC (chantal.bruetschy@ec.europa.eu)

General information
  • European Union
Name of the Competent National Authority
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) GMO Panel
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) GMO Panel
Via Carlo Magno 1A
Italy, 43121
Phone:+39 0521 036566
Url:European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Regulatory function
Administrative functions
  • Risk assessment and management
Detailed description of the regulatory functions
The EFSA GMO Panel provides independent scientific advice on the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
The Panel carries out risk assessments in order to produce scientific opinions and advice for risk managers. Its risk assessment work is based on reviewing scientific information and data in order to evaluate the safety of a given GMO. This helps to provide a sound foundation for European policies and legislation and supports risk managers in taking effective and timely decisions. The Panel carries out much of its work in the context of authorisation applications, since all GM food and feed products must be evaluated by EFSA before they can be authorised in the EU.
Types of LMOs under its jurisdiction
  • All types of organisms
Additional contact information
Contact person
Mr Per Bergman
Acting Head of Unit
GMO Unit
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
European Food Safety Authority
Largo N. Palli 5/A 
Italy, 43121
Phone:+39 0521 036 354
Url:European Food Safety Authority

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