The National Biosafety Committee worked to included clauses managing LMOs and LMO products in the newly revised Law on Food and the proposed legislation of the Law on Food Safety, with both being ratified by a Government session on December 20, 2012. Living modified organism food products shall be registered by the central administrative body in charge of foodstuffs according to sub-article 14.1 of the Law on Food Safety. Procedures for performing risk assessment and registering raw materials and food products derived from LMOs shall be jointly approved by the State Administrative Authorities in charge of Health, Food and Environment. Monitoring of LMOs and LMO products has been ratified and implemented using the appendix of Government resolution 258 of 2003.
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 does not have a structure for GM food safety assessment.
Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:
GM food safety assessment guidelines:
My country does not conduct safety assessment of GM food but the country has, or the country is in the process of developing national/regional guidelines that are not in line with the Codex Guidelines in conducting safety assessment of GM food.
Conduct of GM food safety assessment:
My country has never conducted food safety assessment of GM food but is planning to conduct such assessment in the near future.
Supplemental information on the implementation:
Regulation of stacked events:
There is no regulations in my country on stacked events.
Supplemental information on the stacked events:
Production and trade
GM food/feed production:
My country does not produce any GM food or feed.
GM food/feed imports:
My country may import GM food or feed and there is no authorization process.
Supplemental information on the production and trade:
My country does not monitor LLP/AP situations.
Supplemental information on the LLP/AP incidents:
My country allows a voluntary and negative labeling on GM food.
Supplemental information on the Labelling requirement:
Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment