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Law, Regulation or Guideline
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2018-07-11 10:19 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of publication
2018-07-12 06:53 UTC (ursula.monnerjahn@bmel.bund.de)

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General Information
  • Germany
Title of document
Guidance document of the LAG on Monitoring of Ornamental Plants for Genetic Modifications
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Guideline
Subject areas
  • Handling, transport, packaging and identification
  • Information Sharing
  • Transboundary movement (import/export)
Types of LMOs addressed
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
The guidance document of the Working Group on Genetic Engineering of the German Federal Government and the Länder (LAG) provides a concept for the monitoring of ornamental plants for genetic modifications with regard to the occurance of unauthorised genetically modified (GM) petunias on the German market and worldwide in 2017.
It aims to support,by early monitoring, avoiding the propagation of large quantities of GM ornamental plants for commercial purposes and their entry into the market.
Date of entry into force
Document details
Document text
Leitfaden-Stand 25.4.2018.pdf (302 KB)
Handlungsleitfaden der LAG zur Überwachung von Zierpflanzen auf gentechnische Veränderungen
Unofficial documents
Leitfaden gv Zierpflanzen_LAG_englisch_final_Stand 25.4.2018.pdf (584 KB)
LAG Guidance on Monitoring of Ornamental Plants for Genetic Modifications (courtesy translation)
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety
Mauerstrasse 39-42
Germany, 10117
Url:http://www.biosafety-bch.de (english language),BVL Homepage (English)