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Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2017-06-14 12:18 UTC (marco.gielkens@rivm.nl)
Date of last update
2017-07-19 15:53 UTC (marco.gielkens@rivm.nl)
Date of publication
2017-07-19 15:53 UTC (marco.gielkens@rivm.nl)

General information
Country submitting the decision or communication
  • Netherlands
Competent National Authority(ies) responsible for the decision or communication
Ministry for Infrastructure and Water Management
NL-2500 EX
The Hague
The Netherlands, P.O.Box 20901
Phone:+31 70 456 7265
Url:Rijksoverheid NL Biotechnologie (Dutch),General governmental webpage biotechnology (English)
Title / Reference number of the decision or communication
Unauthorised GM garden petunia varieties with orange flowers
Date of the decision
Is the decision taken prior to entry into force of the Protocol?
  • Netherlands
Is this an amendment to a previous decision / communication?
Decision or communication details
Subject(s) of the decision
  • Notification of a transboundary movement of an LMO carried out in contravention of domestic measures to implement the Protocol (Article 25.3)
LMO identification
Petunia modified for altered flower colour
Changes in quality and/or metabolite content - Pigmentation / Coloration Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin
Show detection method(s)
Additional Information
Additional Information
This concerns unintentional transboundary movement of GM garden petunias with modified flower colour (orange). Finnish inspection services reported the presence of GM petunia with orange flower colour which were not authorized in EU. The identification of the GM petunias is based on the presence of (trans)genic elements P35, T35, Pnos and nptII.  Currently the exact nature of the modification and (breeding) history of the GM petunias are under further investigation.
Although, based on the current available information, environmental risks to man and the environment are considered to be neglilible, the presence of these GM petunias on the European market are illegal. Therefore measures are and will be taken to remove these plants from the European market.
For further information is supplied in the attached documentation.