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Country information about GM food safety assessment
Introduction national biosafety regulations:
Indonesia has ratified Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) through the Indonesian Law No. 21 / 2004. In the implementation, biosafety assessment for GM products, based on Goverment Regulation Number 21 /2005, Indonesia has regulated GM products on several items including : product kinds and requrements, research and developement, product importation, product assessment, release and distribution, supervision and monitoring, and institution and financing. We have also Law for food No. 18 /2012 which also consists of regulation for GM food.
Indonesia already have procedure /application on GMO biosafety assessment and National Authorized Institution who conducting the biosafety assessment . Each GM food should have authorization from Goverment before it can be released and distributed. An application for authorisation for new GM food should be submited to Biosafety Commision through related Ministry or authorised Non Departement Goverment Agency (LPND) . Biosafety Commision, then sends the application to the National Agency for Drug and Food Control (Badan POM) for technical team to evaluate the GM food safety. The recommendation by technical team will be sent back to Biosafety Commision. The recommendation and GM Food safety certificate will be released by Biosafety Commision to the applicant through related ministry or LPND.
Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment
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