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Risk Assessment
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2011-07-25 09:50 UTC (Guy.VAN-DEN-EEDE@ec.europa.eu)
Date of last update
2020-01-08 16:13 UTC (chantal.bruetschy@ec.europa.eu)
Date of publication
2020-01-08 16:13 UTC (chantal.bruetschy@ec.europa.eu)

General Information
  • European Union
Title of risk assessment
Opinion of the Scientific Panel on GMOs on the placing on the market for import and processing of insect-protected genetically modified maize MON863 and MON863 x MON810
Date of the risk assessment
Competent National Authority(ies) responsible for the risk assessment
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) GMO Panel
Via Carlo Magno 1A
Italy, 43121
Phone:+39 0521 036566
Url:European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Contact details of the main responsible risk assessor
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
Risk assessment details
Living modified organism
MON-ØØ863-5 - YieldGard™ Rootworm™ maize
Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Coleoptera (beetles)
Show detection method(s)
MON-ØØ863-5 x MON-ØØ81Ø-6 - YieldGard™ Rootworm™ maize
Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Coleoptera (beetles), Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)
Show detection method(s)
Scope of the risk assessment
  • LMOs for direct use as feed
  • LMOs for direct use as food
  • LMOs for processing
Methodology and points to consider
LMO detection and identification methods proposed
Detection methods for the single events maize MON863 and maize MON810 and method for the stack (MON863 x MON810) respectively validated and verified by the European Union Reference Laboratory for GM Food and Feed (EURL GMFF) available at http://gmo-crl.jrc.ec.europa.eu/StatusOfDossiers.aspx
Additional Information
Additional Information
Additional opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) available on the renewal of food feed authorisation of maize MON863 and on the safety of foods and food ingredients derived from maize MON863 and MON863xMON810

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