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E-mail:
gentechnik@bvl.bund.de
Country:
Germany
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Bundesamt für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit
Contact person name:
Joachim Bendiek
Website:
Physical full address:
Mauerstraße 39-42, 10117 Berlin
Phone number:
+49-30-18444-40000
Fax number:
+49-30-18444-40099
Country introduction
Summary:
As a Member State of the European Union (EU) Germany implements EU law including that relating to GM food and feed as well as the deliberate release of GMOs.
Framework
Regulatory framework:
Structure for GM food safety assessment:
Supplemental information:
Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:
Assessment
GM food safety assessment guidelines:
Conduct of GM food safety assessment:
Supplemental information on the implementation:
Stacked events
Regulation of stacked events:
Supplemental information on the stacked events:
The risk assessment of genetically modified food and feed containing stacked transformation events obtained by conventional crossing is based on a risk assessment of each single transformation event. In addition, the risk assessment of stacked transformation events includes an assessment of the following aspects: (a) stability of the transformation events; (b) expression of the transformation events; (c) potential synergistic or antagonistic effects resulting from the combination of the transformation events.
Production and trade
GM food/feed production:
GM food/feed imports:
Supplemental information on the production and trade:
LLP/AP incidents
LLP/AP incidents:
Supplemental information on the LLP/AP incidents:
Labelling requirement
Labelling requirement:
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:
13/09/2015