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
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.