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Organization/agency name (Full name):
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Regioni Lazio e Toscana
Contact person name:
Ugo Marchesi
Physical full address:
Via Appia Nuova 1411 - 00178 Roma - Italy
Phone number:
+39 (0)6 79099450
Fax number:
+39 (0)6 79099450
Country information about GM food safety assessment
Introduction national biosafety regulations:
Italy 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). Assessments include a detailed study of potential for toxic, nutritional and allergenic effects. During the evaluation of applications EFSA consults the Competent Authorities of the Member States. Authorisations are issued by the European Commission on an EU-wide basis.
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