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E-mail:
ahmed.karout@adfca.ae
Country:
United Arab Emirates
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Abu Dhbai Food Control Authority
Contact person name:
Ahmad Karout
Website:
Physical full address:
Ahmad Karout
Phone number:
00971557166597
Fax number:
0097125886681
Country introduction
Summary:

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.

Framework
Regulatory framework:
My country does not have a regulatory framework that requires the competent authority to conduct safety assessment of GM food.
Structure for GM food safety assessment:
My country does not have a structure for GM food safety assessment.
Supplemental information:
Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:
Assessment
GM food safety assessment guidelines:
My country does not conduct safety assessment of GM food and we do not plan to develop any guidelines for GM food safety assessment.
Conduct of GM food safety assessment:
My country has never conducted safety assessment of GM food and will not (be able to) conduct such assessment in the near future.
Supplemental information on the implementation:
Stacked events
Regulation of stacked events:
Others
Supplemental information on the stacked events:
Production and trade
GM food/feed production:
My country does not produce any GM food or feed.
GM food/feed imports:
My country allows imports GM food or feed upon authorization.
Supplemental information on the production and trade:
LLP/AP incidents
LLP/AP incidents:
My country does not monitor LLP/AP situations.
Supplemental information on the LLP/AP incidents:
Labelling requirement
Labelling requirement:
My country has a mandatory and positive labeling regulation on GM food (i.e., It contains GMO).
Supplemental information on the Labelling requirement:
Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment
Other relevant documents:
Country information last modified:
19/08/2016