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E-mail:
bernhard.jank@bmg.gv.at
Country:
Austria
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Federal Ministry of Health, Dept. II/B/14
Contact person name:
Bernhard Jank
Website:
Physical full address:
Radetzkystr. 2, A-1030 Vienna
Phone number:
+43 1 71100 4481
Fax number:
+43 1 7137952
Country introduction
Summary:
Austria is a Member State of the European Union, and the regulation of GM foods takes place at EU level. Safety assessments are carried out by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Assessments include a detailed study of potential for toxic, nutritional and allergenic effects. During the evaluation of applications EFSA consults the Competent Authorities of the Member States. Authorisations are issued by the European Commission on an EU-wide basis.
Framework
Regulatory framework:
Structure for GM food safety assessment:
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Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:
Assessment
GM food safety assessment guidelines:
Conduct of GM food safety assessment:
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Stacked events
Regulation of stacked events:
Supplemental information on the stacked events:
Stacked events are considered as new GMOs, which need to undergo risk assessment similar to parental GM events and obtain regulatory approval, before they can be placed on the market.
Production and trade
GM food/feed production:
GM food/feed imports:
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LLP/AP incidents
LLP/AP incidents:
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Labelling requirement
Labelling requirement:
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Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment
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Country information last modified:
13/09/2015