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Competent National Authority (CNA)

published: 07 Jan 2010 last updated: 21 Jan 2021
General Information
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) GMO Panel
Via Carlo Magno 1A
Parma,

43126,
Italy
  • +39 0521 036 666
Additional Contact Information
- Person: Dr. Ana Afonso | BCH-CON-EU-107908-6
Person:
Dr. Ana Afonso
Head of Unit, GMO Unit
Via Carlo Magno 1A
Parma, PR
43126, Italy
Phone: +39 0521 036 666,
Fax:
Related Organization
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Government agency (National/Federal)
Responsibilities
No
The EFSA GMO Panel provides independent scientific advice on the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
The Panel carries out risk assessments in order to produce scientific opinions and advice for risk managers. Its risk assessment work is based on reviewing scientific information and data in order to evaluate the safety of a given GMO. This helps to provide a sound foundation for European policies and legislation and supports risk managers in taking effective and timely decisions. The Panel carries out much of its work in the context of authorisation applications, since all GM food and feed products must be evaluated by EFSA before they can be authorised in the EU.
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