Country information about GM food safety assessment
Introduction national biosafety regulations:
Biotechnology has developed in Burundi since 1960.
No GM product known is currently used in Burundi . The users of biotechnology products in Burundi : Research Institutes as ISABU and IRAZ , dairy companies , bakeries , brewing, the health centers (vaccines ), the Company Enviro- pure and other centers . Biotech products used in research centers, production centers and industrial companies transformations ( ferments and yeasts) are imported from countries where regulations on standards the quality of food and pesticides are met.
It should be noted that the level of training of the Burundian population as a consumer does not allow him to grasp properly the issue of biosafety saw his highly scientific. However, the Burundian Association of Consumers ( ABUCO)
Burundi is currently drafting Biosafety legislations and other relevant standards, guidelines, protocols and systems for regulating GMOs and GM foods
Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment
Information on stacked events
Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant: