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E-mail:
maia.beruashvili@mepa.gov.ge
Country:
Georgia
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia
Contact person name:
Maia Beruashvili
Website:
Physical full address:
6 marshal gelovani ave.
Phone number:
+995 595 530194
Fax number:
+995 32 37 80 13
Country introduction
Summary:

Federal responsibility for the regulations dealing with foods sold in Georgia , including GM foods, is shared by Ministry of environmental protection and Agriculture (MEPA) , Ministry of Health and national Food service (NFA). Ministry of Health is responsible for establishing standards and policies related to the safety parameters and nutritional quality of foods and feed and developing health and nutrition policies . MEPA is responsible for establishing all other issues related to food and feed safety, veterinary and plant protection fields, including labeling policies and develops standards related to the packaging, labelling and advertising of foods, the regulation of seeds,  fertilizers and livestock feeds and etc. NFA handles all inspection and enforcement duties. There has never done GM food safety assessment in Georgia. Our country's safety assessment activities would refer to the EU/EFSA documents. My country has a mandatory and positive labeling regulation & allows a voluntary and negative labeling on GM food.

Framework
Regulatory framework:
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 is in the process in developing a 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:
My country has never conducted safety assessment of GM food and will not (be able to) conduct such assessment in the near future.
Supplemental information on the implementation:
Stacked events
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 does not produce any GM food or feed.
GM food/feed imports:
My country allows imports GM food or feed upon authorization.
Supplemental information on the production and trade:
LLP/AP incidents
LLP/AP incidents:
I do not know if my country has faced any LLP/AP issues in the last 10 years.
Supplemental information on the LLP/AP incidents:
Labelling requirement
Labelling requirement:
My country has a mandatory and positive labeling regulation & allows a voluntary and negative labeling on GM food.
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:
29/08/2019