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Risk Assessment generated by a regulatory process (RA)

last updated: 06 Jul 2022
General Information
Review of an application for authorisation of genetically modified maize (Zea mays) with OECD unique identifier ACS-ZMØØ3-2 for direct use as food, feed or for processing in Ghana submitted by BASF South Africa on behalf of BASF Agricultural Solutions Seed US LLC
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09 Jun 2022
Risk assessment details
The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) evaluated information submitted by the applicant, information available on the Biosafety Clearing House (BCH) which is a mechanism set up by the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to facilitate the exchange of information on Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) and assist the Parties to better comply with their obligations under the Protocol and to which Ghana is a Party, information available on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Biotrack Product Database, as well as information available on the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) genetically modified foods platform.

Findings showed that safety and nutritional assessments of the maize event T25 approved in Argentina, Canada, European Union, South Africa, Republic of Korea, and USA confirm the event is as safe as its conventional counterpart. The TAC also noted that there are other countries where similar approvals had been granted on the maize event T25 including Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Brazil, Viet Nam, Philippines, Nigeria, and Colombia. These countries have also approved the maize event T25 for various purposes, including for cultivation, and for direct use as food, feed or for processing (FFP).

The TAC concludes that, based on the assessment of the maize event T25 approved for direct use as food, feed or for processing in the country of origin (South Africa) and 14 other countries, there are no biosafety concerns with the event intended to be imported for direct use as food, feed and for processing in Ghana. 



 
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