Food safety and quality
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Organization/agency name (Full name):
Agricultural Research Corporation
Contact person name:
Tahani Yousif Elagib
Physical full address:
Khartoum Sudan P.O. Box 20
Phone number:
+249 918107920
Fax number:
+249-185 310813
Country introduction

Sudan enacted national biosafety law bythe national assembly, and signed by the president of the republic of Sudan in 2010, Ministry of environment is the parent responsible ministry. National Biosafety Council  (NBC)has been executed under the umbrella of ministry of environment.The national biosafety council is the chief competent authority and it was established in 2012. Biosafety technical committee has been approved by NBC which includes experts from different relevant ministries.

In Sudan first GMO detection system has been established in Agricultural Research Corporation (ARC) investigating (seed, food and feed) introduced into the country through Sudanese market and food aids.




Regulatory framework:
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 has competent authority, agency, organization, ministry, department, committee, commission or a system/mechanism that is tasked to conduct or review GM food safety assessment.
Supplemental information:
Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:
National Biosafety Council: June 2012
•24 Members
•Headed by the minister of Environment
•General Secretariat, 7 officers
Biosafety Technical Committee of 10 members
Legal Advisor
Appeals Committee (5 members)
GM food safety assessment guidelines:
My country follows the relevant Codex Guidelines or national/regional guidelines that are in line with the Codex Guidelines in conducting safety assessment of GM food.
Conduct of GM food safety assessment:
My country regularly conducts food safety assessment of GM food.
Supplemental information on the implementation:

sudan has a humble begining on GM food safety assenssment through investigation and detection of products introduced to Sudan through markets and food aid as well as some indicators

Stacked events
Regulation of stacked events:
Supplemental information on the stacked events:

Sudan has no experience with 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 allows imports GM food or feed upon authorization.
Supplemental information on the production and trade:

Currently, Sudan has released Bt- cotton for commercial production.

LLP/AP incidents
LLP/AP incidents:
My country has faced LLP/AP situations in the last 10 years.
Supplemental information on the LLP/AP incidents:
Labelling requirement
Labelling requirement:
Not applicable.
Supplemental information on the Labelling requirement:
Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment
Other relevant documents:
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