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Country information about GM food safety assessment
Introduction national biosafety regulations:
The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) was established pursuant to the provisions of the Biosafety Act No. 2 of 2009. The overarching mandate of NBA is to exercise general supervision and control over development, transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) so as to ensure safety of human and animal health and provide adequate protection of the environment. NBA is the competent authority of the Government of the Republic of Kenya and is the Focal Point of the Cartegena Protocol on Biosafety.. The Authority regulates all activities involving GMOs in food, feed, research, industry, trade and environmental release. Since its inception in 2010, the Authority has developed a number of Regulations such as the Contained use Regulations, 2011 to guide research on GMOs, the Environmental release Regulations, 2011, Import, Export and Transit Regulations, 2011.The latest Regulations on Labelling GMOs that came into force as from May 2012 is intended to ensure that GMOs are clearly labelled so that consumers are made aware that the food, feed or product is genetically modified so that they can make informed choices and also to facilitate the traceability.
Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment