Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Country information about GM food safety assessment
Bangladesh is the party to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to CBD. The country has the Biosafety Guidelines in place from 2008 and Biosafety Rules has been enacted in 2012. A guidelines for the safety assessment of foods derived from genetically engineered (GE)plants has also devleoped to assess the safety concerns of foods derived from genetically engineered plants. Bangladesh Standard Testing Institute (BSTI) is given the responsibility to carry out food safety assessment issues related with GM food. The Institute has already adopted the Food safety Assessment Guidelines as their Standard.
Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment
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