Food safety and quality
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E-mail:
cyrille_kam@yahoo.fr
Country:
Burkina Faso
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Ministère Agriculture et Sécurité Alimentaire
Contact person name:
KAMBIRE Cyrille
Website:
Physical full address:
01BP5362 Ouagadougou 01Burkina Faso
Phone number:
0022670890010
Fax number:
Country introduction
Summary:

Burkina Faso doesn’t set yet regulations an GM foods. We don’t have yet a laboratory or governmental infrastructure competent to assess the safety of GM foods. So for now we don’t carry out any GM food safety assessment. However, the country is in the process in developing a regulatory framework that requires the competent authority to conduct safety assessment of GM food, throw our National Agency in charge of Standards Setting and Products Quality Assessment (ABNORM). This Agency is a part of Ministry in charge of Trade. To develop a regulatory framework, this agency is working with many governmental department as department from Ministry in charge of health, of agriculture, of Animal Resources, of Environment, of Research, with Association of Food Processing Actors, with Association of Consumers.   

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 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:

Burkina Faso doesn’t set yet regulations an GM foods. We don’t have yet a laboratory or governmental infrastructure competent to assess the safety of GM foods. So for now we don’t carry out any GM food safety assessment. However, the country is in the process in developing a regulatory framework that requires the competent authority to conduct safety assessment of GM food, throw our National Agency in charge of Standards Setting and Products Quality Assessment (ABNORM). This Agency is a part of Ministry in charge of Trade. To develop a regulatory framework, this agency is working with many governmental department as department from Ministry in charge of health, of agriculture, of Animal Resources, of Environment, of Research, with Association of Food Processing Actors, with Association of Consumers.   

Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:

National Authority for Biosecurity (ABNORM)/Ministry of Trade

Tansoaba Kiema Street

Zone 51, Ouagadougou, 06 BP 10798 Ouagadougou 06

Phone : +226 25 37 88 54

E-mail : secretariat.anb@anb.gov.bf/ anbsecretariat@yahoo.fr

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 has never conducted food safety assessment of GM food but is planning to conduct such assessment in the near future.
Supplemental information on the implementation:
Stacked events
Regulation of stacked events:
In my country, GM food/feed that contains stacked event(s) is considered as a new product even if all single events that are stacked have already approved.
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/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:
21/05/2019