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Record information and status
Record ID
113174
Status
Published
Date of creation
2018-02-09 10:02 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of last update
2019-03-22 12:45 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of publication
2019-03-25 07:01 UTC (nina.opitz@bmel.bund.de)

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General Information
Country
  • Germany
Title of document
Guideline for Monitoring Genetic Modifications in Food
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Guideline
Subject areas
  • Handling, transport, packaging and identification
  • LMOs for direct use as food
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
This guideline gives an orientation frame for the implementation of the legal regulations on the application of genetic engineering in food. Primarily, it is addressed to the laboratories conducting food control. Relevant legal regulations, competent authorities and institutions are mentioned as well as an explanation is provided when and how the European Regulations (EC) No. 1829/2003 and (EC) No. 1830/2003 regulate authorisation, labelling and traceability of food containing, consisting of produced from genetically modified organisms (GMO). Additionally, the requirements for advertising food with a "without genetic engineering" label are explained.
All topics are additionally adressed by considering real-life questions.
Document details
Document text
DE
ALS Leitfaden Kontrolle gentechnischer Veränderungen in LM_12.09.2018.pdf (720 KB)
Leitfaden zur Kontrolle gentechnischer Veränderungen in Lebensmitteln
EN
ALS Guidline GVO monitoring in food _2018-09-12.pdf (809 KB)
Guideline for Monitoring Genetic Modifications in Food_03-29-2017 (courtesy translation)
Amendments
This guideline is updated on demand.
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety
Mauerstrasse 39-42
Berlin
Germany, 10117
Phone:+49-(0)3018-445-6500
Fax:+49-(0)3018-445-6099
Email:german_bch@bvl.bund.de
Url:http://www.biosafety-bch.de (english language),BVL Homepage (English)
Additional Information
Additional Information
This guideline depicts the most relevant issues that were discussed by the Working group of food chemistry experts from the federal states and the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (ALS) since 2003.