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Law, Regulation or Guideline
Record information and status
Record ID
5631
Status
Published
Date of creation
2004-05-24 10:31 UTC (Guy.VAN-DEN-EEDE@ec.europa.eu)
Date of last update
2019-09-24 15:46 UTC (chantal.bruetschy@ec.europa.eu)
Date of publication
2019-09-24 15:46 UTC (chantal.bruetschy@ec.europa.eu)

General Information
Country
  • European Union
Jurisdiction
  • European Union
Title of document
Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 on genetically modified food and feed
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Law
Subject areas
  • Competent National Authorities and National Focal Points
  • Confidential Information
  • Handling, transport, packaging and identification
  • Human and/or Animal Health
  • Illegal transboundary movements
  • LMOs for direct use as feed
  • LMOs for direct use as food
  • LMOs for processing
  • Public awareness and participation
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Transboundary movement (import/export)
  • Unintentional transboundary movements and emergency measures
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed regulates the placing on the EU market of the following products:

- Food containing, consisting of or produced from GMOs (genetically modified food)
- Feed containing, consisting of or produced from GMOs (genetically modified feed)

Its key provisions include:

- The general requirement that a GMO food/feed cannot be placed on the EU market unless it is covered by an authorisation granted according to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003.

- A single harmonised, efficient, time-limited and transparent EU procedure for all applications for placing on the market of GM food/feed (whether they concern the GMO itself or the food and feed products derived there from).

- The authorisation process is based on an independent Community risk assessment carried out by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

- Mandatory GM labelling for GM food/feed, irrespective of the detectability of DNA or protein resulting from the genetic modification in the final product.

- A labelling threshold of 0,9% to exempt from GM labelling the adventitious or technically unavoidable presence of GM material in food or feed

- Mandatory submission of detection methods and samples of GM food/feed, including validation by the Community Reference Laboratory on GM Food and Feed

- Approvals for a GM food/feed to be limited to a maximum of ten years (renewable)
Date of entry into force
2003-11-07
Document details
Document text
EN
regulation ec-1829-2003.pdf (223 KB)
Regulation(EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 on genetically modified food and feed
Unofficial documents
EN
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:02003R1829-20080410&qid=1569332608789&from=EN
Latest consolidated version of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003. This document is meant purely as a documentation tool and the institutions do not assume any liability for its contents
This record has been amended by the following record(s):
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1981/2006 of 22 December 2006 on detailed rules for the implementation of Article 32 of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the Community reference laboratory for genetically modified organisms
Competent National Authorities and National Focal Points
Confidential Information
Handling, transport, packaging and identification
LMOs for direct use as feed
LMOs for direct use as food
LMOs for processing
Public awareness and participation
Risk assessment and management
Regulation (EC) No 298/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2008 amending Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed, as regards the implementing powers conferred on the Commission
Risk assessment and management
This record is an amendment of the following record(s):
Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 March 2001 on the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms and repealing Council Directive 90/220/EEC
Competent National Authorities and National Focal Points
Confidential Information
Handling, transport, packaging and identification
Human and/or Animal Health
Illegal transboundary movements
Intentional introduction into the environment (AIA)
Public awareness and participation
Risk assessment and management
Transit
Unintentional transboundary movements and emergency measures
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
European Commission - Health and Food Safety Directorate General SANTE
Rue Belliard, B232
Brussels
Belgium, 1040
Phone:+32 2 2962362
Fax:+32 2 2964736
Email:chantal.bruetschy@ec.europa.eu
Url:European Commission - Health and Food Safety Directorate General SANTE
Additional Information
Additional Information
Detection methods for GMOs authorised under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on GM Food and Feed are available at http://gmo-crl.jrc.ec.europa.eu/statusofdoss.htm

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