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Biosafety Law, Regulation, Guidelines and Agreements (LAW)

last updated: 27 May 2022
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Guideline for Monitoring Genetic Modifications in Food
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National / Federal
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.
02 Oct 2019
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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.
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