Country information about GM food safety assessment
Introduction national biosafety regulations:
Federal responsibility for the regulations dealing with foods sold in Georgia , including GM foods, is shared by Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) , 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 . Ministry of agriculture 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, veterinary biologics, fertilizers and livestock feeds and etc. NFA handles all inspection and enforcement duties, also has responsibility for conducting the respective safety assessments.
There has never done GM food safety assessment in Georgia.Our country's safety assessment activities would refer to the EU/EFSA documents.
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:
There has never been conducted a safety assessment of any GM crops in the past