Country information about GM food safety assessment
Introduction national biosafety regulations:
The UK is a Member State of the European Union, and the regulation of GM foods takes place at EU level. Safety assessments are carried out by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and authorisations are issued on an EU-wide basis. Assessments include a detailed study of potential for toxic, nutritional and allergenic effects.
Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment