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E-mail:
hemok@yandex.ru
Country:
Armenia
Organization/agency name (Full name):
State Service for Food Safety of the Ministry of Agriculture
Contact person name:
Hermine Arshakuni
Website:
Physical full address:
12, Erebouni st., Yerevan 0041, RA
Phone number:
(+374 10) 297430
Fax number:
(+374 10) 297430
Country introduction
Summary:
Framework
Regulatory framework:
My country is in the process in developing a regulatory framework that requires the competent authority to conduct safety assessment of GM food.
Structure for GM food safety assessment:
My country is in the process in developing a structure for GM food safety assessment.
Supplemental information:

Armenia started do researches in this field since formation of State Service for the food Safety institution. The draft of the law on ''Bisoafety use of GMO-s'' currently in circulation.

Some referenses realted to use and import of GM food:

According to the law on ''Food Safety''

. it is not allowed to produce and use GM food.

. it is not allowed to import food for special need (use) wich contains GM component.

. imported food wich contains GM component or substance must be labeled.

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:

There has never been conducted a safety assessment of any GM crops in the past.

Stacked events
Regulation of stacked events:
There is no regulations in my country on stacked events.
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 has not faced any 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 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:
04/09/2016