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Law, Regulation or Guideline
Record information and status
Record ID
5633
Status
Published
Date of creation
2004-05-24 10:34 UTC (Guy.VAN-DEN-EEDE@ec.europa.eu)
Date of last update
2010-05-10 14:29 UTC (Guy.VAN-DEN-EEDE@ec.europa.eu)
Date of publication
2010-05-10 14:29 UTC (Guy.VAN-DEN-EEDE@ec.europa.eu)

General Information
Country
  • European Union
Jurisdiction
  • European Union
Title of document
Regulation (EC) No 1830/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 concerning the traceability and labelling of genetically modified organisms and the traceability of food and feed products produced from genetically modified organisms and amending Directive 2001/18/EC
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Law
Subject areas
  • Handling, transport, packaging and identification
  • Illegal transboundary movements
  • Information Sharing
  • Intentional introduction into the environment (AIA)
  • LMOs for direct use as feed
  • LMOs for direct use as food
  • LMOs for processing
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
Mandatory traceability of GMOs as provided for by Regulation (EC) No 1830/2003 facilitates:
- Control and verification of labelling claims
- Targeted monitoring of potential effects on health and the environment, where appropriate
- Withdrawal of products that contain or consist of GMOs where an unforeseen risk to human health or the environment is established.

Traceability is defined as "the ability to trace GMOs and products produced from GMOs at all stages of their placing on the market" (see article 3).

The traceability rules make it mandatory on the operators concerned, i.e. all persons who place a product on the market or receive a product placed on the market within the Community, to be able to identify their supplier and the companies to which the products have been supplied.

The traceability requirement varies depending on whether the product consists of or contains GMOs (Article 4) or has been produced from GMOs (Article 5).

(1) In the case of a product consisting of or containing GMOs:
Operators must ensure that the following information is transmitted in writing to the operator receiving the product:
- An indication that the product contains or consists of GMOs.
- The unique identifier(s) assigned to those GMOs

(2) In the case of products produced from GMOs:
Operators must ensure that the following information is transmitted in writing to the operator receiving the product:
- An indication of each of the food ingredients which is produced from GMOs.
- An indication of each of the feed materials which is produced from GMOs.
Date of entry into force
2003-11-07
Document details
Document text
EN
regulation ec-1830-2003.pdf (118 KB)
Regulation (EC) No 1830/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 concerning the traceability and labelling of genetically modified organisms and the traceability of food and feed products produced from genetically modified organisms and amending Directive 2001/18/EC
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

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