Country information about GM food safety assessment
Introduction national biosafety regulations:
Lithuania 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-widebasis.
As a Member State of the European Union (EU) Lithuania implements EU law including that relating to GM food and feed as well as the deliberate release of GMOs
The main EU regulations for authorisation and risk assessment procedures, for GM food, are: Regulation (EC) 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and the Council, Commission Regulation (EC) 641/2004 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 503/2013.
Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment
The risk assessment of genetically modified food and feed containing stacked transformation events obtained by conventional crossing is based on a risk assessment of each single transformation event. In addition, the risk assessment of stacked transformation events includes an assessment of the following aspects: (a) stability of the transformation events; (b) expression of the transformation events; (c) potential synergistic or antagonistic effects resulting from the combination of the transformation events.
Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant: