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United Arab Emirates
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Abu Dhbai Food Control Authority
Contact person name:
Ahmad Karout
Physical full address:
Ahmad Karout
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Country introduction
UAE is member of GCC countries, and UAE is heading a GCC Technical Sub-Committee on GCC Legislations of organic, functional and Genetically Modified Food, this sub-committee established on 2008, which has representative members from each GCC country, it has annual plan, and so far there are eight legislations on GM food and feed. Some of these developed legislation will be technical regulation in GCC country which means it has mandatory status for application in GCC countries, and the others will be adopted as standard which means it has voluntary status for application in GCC countries.
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Stacked events
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Production and trade
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LLP/AP incidents
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Labelling requirement
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