Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
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.
My country has 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.
Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:
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:
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 produces GM food or feed for commercial and research purposes.
GM food/feed imports:
My country does not import any GM food or feed (banned).
Supplemental information on the production and trade:
My country does not monitor LLP/AP situations.
Supplemental information on the LLP/AP incidents:
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