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Central Committee on Biological Safety (ZKBS)
Central Committee on Biological Safety
Secretariat of the Central Commission on Biological Safety (ZKBS) Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) Departmen Genetic Engineering Mauerstrasse 39-42
10117, Germany
  • +49 3018 445 6200
  • +49 3018 445 6299
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Government agency (National/Federal)
  • - Risk assessment of GMO
    - assignment of containment levels to genetic engineering operations
    - determination of safety measures for genetic engineering facilities
    - risk assessment of the deliberate release and placing on the market of GMO
  • Biosafety and Biotechnology
  • Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
The Central Committee on Biological Safety (ZKBS) is a voluntary expert panel responsible for evaluating genetically modified organisms (GMOs) with regard to the potential risks posed to humans, animals and the environment. The ZKBS advises decisions-makers in policy and administration.
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