Food safety and quality
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OECD Unique Identifier Commodity Traits Latest entry uploaded on
ACS-GMØØ6-4 Soyabean / Soybeans Glufosinate tolerance 19/08/2013
BCS-GH811-4 Cotton Glyphosate tolerance,Isoxaflutole tolerance 14/02/2019
BCS-GHØØ2-5 x BCS-GHØØ4-7 x BCS-GHØØ5-8 x SYN-IR1Ø2-7 Cotton Glyphosate tolerance,Lepidoptera resistance,Glufosinate tolerance 08/03/2019
BCS-GHØØ2-5xACS-GHØØ1-3 Cotton Glufosinate tolerance,Glyphosate tolerance 31/07/2018
BPS-CV127-9 Soyabean / Soybeans Imidazolinone tolerance 31/07/2018
DAS-44406-6 Soyabean / Soybeans Glyphosate tolerance,2 4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2 4-D) tolerance,Glufosinate tolerance 08/03/2019
DAS-4Ø278-9 Corn / Maize 2 4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2 4-D) tolerance,Aryloxyphenoxypropionate (AOPP) acetyl coenzyme A carboxylase (ACCase) inhibitor tolerance 19/02/2019
DAS-59122-7 Corn / Maize Coleoptera resistance,Glufosinate tolerance 19/02/2019
DAS-68416-4 Soyabean / Soybeans 2 4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2 4-D) tolerance,Glufosinate tolerance 19/02/2019
DAS-81419-2 Soyabean / Soybeans Insect resistance 08/03/2019
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Focal Point Information

E-mail:
mlema@magyp.gob.ar
Country:
Argentina
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Ministerio de Agroindustria
Contact person name:
Martín Lema
Website:
Physical full address:
Paseo Colón Avenue 367, 3° floor, City of Buenos Aires
Phone number:
54 11 4349 2200
Fax number:
Country introduction
Summary:

In Argentina, the food and feed risk assessment process of transformation events, as the result of modern biotechnology, is carried out by the National Service for Agrifood Health and Quality (Senasa). The General Office of Biotechnology, is the area responsible for carrying out this task. It has an specific professional team and the advise of a Technical Advisory Committee composed of experts from several scientific disciplines representing different sectors involved in the production, industrialization, consumption, research and development of genetically modified organisms.

Framework
Regulatory framework:
My country has a regulatory framework that requires the competent authority to conduct safety assessment of GM food.
Structure for GM food safety assessment:
My country has competent authority, agency, organization, ministry, department, committee, commission or a system/mechanism that is tasked to conduct or review GM food safety assessment.
Supplemental information:
Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:

National Service for Agrifood Health and Quality (Senasa)

https://www.argentina.gob.ar/senasa

 

https://www.argentina.gob.ar/senasa/programas-sanitarios/biotecnologia

Assessment
GM food safety assessment guidelines:
My country follows the relevant Codex Guidelines or national/regional guidelines that are in line with the Codex Guidelines in conducting safety assessment of GM food.
Conduct of GM food safety assessment:
My country regularly conducts food safety assessment of GM food.
Supplemental information on the implementation:

The Resolution 412/02 is the specific regulation for food and feed safety assessment derived from GMOs.

Stacked events
Regulation of stacked events:
Others
Supplemental information on the stacked events:

Stacked events with all single events approved, are assessed as a new event, but with much less requirements, always on a case-by-case basis.

Production and trade
GM food/feed production:
My country produces GM food or feed for commercial and research purposes.
GM food/feed imports:
My country allows imports GM food or feed upon authorization.
Supplemental information on the production and trade:

SENASA established a program for control the potential content of unapproved event in the imports, in order to prevent the presence of illegal events in Argentina.

LLP/AP incidents
LLP/AP incidents:
My country has faced LLP/AP situations in the last 10 years.
Supplemental information on the LLP/AP incidents:
Labelling requirement
Labelling requirement:
My country does not have any labeling regulations/policies on GM food.
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:
04/07/2019