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E-mail:
valentina.zoretic-rubes@miz.hr
Country:
Croatia
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Ministry of Health
Contact person name:
Valentina Zoretić-Rubes
Website:
Physical full address:
KSAVER 200 a ZAGREB
Phone number:
+385(0)14596108
Fax number:
+385(0)14607631
Country introduction
Summary:

Croatia is a Member State of the European Union and the the eu Regulations of GM foods takes place at the EU level. Safety assessments are carried out by the EFSA and include detailed study of possible negative, toxic, nutritional and allergenic effects. Competent Authorities of the the European Member States are consulted during the evaluation of the applications. Authorisathionsare granted by the Eurropean Commission in the Official Journal of EU and directly applicible in the whole EU.

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 has competent authority, agency, organization, ministry, department, committee, commission or a system/mechanism that is tasked to conduct or review GM food safety assessment.
Supplemental information:
Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:

Ministry of Health, Directorate for Sanitary Inspection and public health, Sector for State and Border Sanitary Inspection, Department for Genetically Modified Organisms

Assessment
GM food safety assessment guidelines:
My country follows the relevant Codex Guidelines or national/regional guidelines that are in line with the Codex Guidelines in conducting safety assessment of GM food.
Conduct of GM food safety assessment:
My country regularly conducts food safety assessment of GM food.
Supplemental information on the implementation:
Stacked events
Regulation of stacked events:
In my country, GM food/feed that contains stacked event(s) is not considered as a new product.
Supplemental information on the stacked events:
Production and trade
GM food/feed production:
My country produces GM food or feed for commercial and research purposes.
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:
My country has not faced any LLP/AP situations 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 on GM food (i.e., It contains GMO).
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:
05/09/2016