Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Thimphu: Bhutan, Post Box No. 1071
+975 2 327031
+975 2 327032
Country information about GM food safety assessment
Introduction national biosafety regulations:
Bhutan is currently drafting Biosafety legislations and other relevant standards, guidelines, protocols and systems for regulating GMOs and GM foods. This is being done with the support from UNEP/GEF through the National Biosafety Framework Project; under Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF). BAFRA is the National Competent Authority to regulate and co-ordinate all Biosafety related activities in the Kingdom.
The GM Food safety assessment would be conducted by the Technical Biosafety Committee in line with the national safety guidelines for the assessment of GM foods. These safety guidelines would be derived based upon the internationally established scientific guidelines and principles of Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), Joint Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organisation (WHO) Expert Consultations, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
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:
Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) of Ministry of Agriculture and Forests; Thimphu: Bhutan. (www.bafra.gov.bt)