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OECD Unique Identifier Commodity Traits Latest entry uploaded on
ACS-GMØØ6-4 Soyabean / Soybeans Glufosinate tolerance 19/08/2013
MON-877Ø1-2xMON-89788-1 Soyabean / Soybeans Glyphosate tolerance,Lepidoptera resistance 16/01/2014
MON-89Ø34-3xDAS-Ø15Ø7-1xMON-ØØ6Ø3-6 Corn / Maize Glufosinate tolerance,Glyphosate tolerance,Lepidoptera resistance 16/01/2014
MON-89Ø34-3xMON-ØØ6Ø3-6 Corn / Maize Glyphosate tolerance,Lepidoptera resistance 16/01/2014
REN-ØØØ38-3 Corn / Maize Increased lysine content 06/02/2014
REN-ØØØ38-3xMON-ØØ81Ø-6 Corn / Maize Increased lysine content,Lepidoptera resistance 07/02/2014
SYN-BTØ11-1xMON-ØØØ21-9 Corn / Maize Glufosinate tolerance,Glyphosate tolerance,Lepidoptera resistance 13/11/2013
SYN-BTØ11-1xSYN-IR162-4xMON-ØØØ21-9 Corn / Maize Glufosinate tolerance,Glyphosate tolerance,Lepidoptera resistance 24/01/2014
SYN-BTØ11-1xSYN-IR162-4xSYN-IR6Ø4-5xMON-ØØØ21-9 Corn / Maize Coleoptera resistance,Glufosinate tolerance,Glyphosate tolerance,Lepidoptera resistance 20/01/2014
SYN-IR162-4 Corn / Maize Lepidoptera resistance 22/01/2014
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Focal Point Information

E-mail:
mjunco@senasa.gov.ar
Country:
Argentina
Organization/agency name (Full name):
SENASA (National Service for Agrifood Health and Quality)
Contact person name:
Mariano Junco
Website:
Physical full address:
Paseo Colón Avenue 367, 3° floor, City of Buenos Aires
Phone number:
54 11 4121 5276
Fax number:
54 11 4121 5258
Country introduction
Summary:

The food 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), regulatory agency depending on the Ministery of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries. The Agrifood Quality Directorate of Senasa, is the area responsible for carrying out this task. It has an specific scientific team and the advise of a Technical Advisory Committee composed of experts from different 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) (http://www.senasa.gov.ar)

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:
Stacked events
Regulation of stacked events:
There is no regulations in my country on stacked events.
Supplemental information on the stacked events:

Argentina hasn't a specific authorization mechanism for food/feed safety assessment for stacked events. In principle, stacked events are assessed like another single event 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:
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 has a mandatory and positive/negative labeling regulation 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:
28/04/2016