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E-mail:
anita.stromberg@slv.se
Country:
Sweden
Organization/agency name (Full name):
National Food Agency
Contact person name:
Anita Strömberg
Website:
Physical full address:
Risk Benefit Assessment Department, Box 622, SE-751 26 Uppsala, SWEDEN
Phone number:
+46 18 175764
Fax number:
+46 18 105848
Country introduction
Summary:

Sweden 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, nutrional and allergenic effects. During the evaluation of applications EFSA consult the Competent Authorities of the Member States. Authorizations are issues by the European Commission on an EU-wide basis.

Framework
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:
Assessment
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 does not regularly conduct food safety assessment of GM food, but has conducted at least once in the past.
Supplemental information on the implementation:
Stacked events
Regulation of stacked events:
Others
Supplemental information on the stacked events:

Sweden is a Member State of the European Union, and the regulation of stacked events takes place at EU level. Safety assessments are carried out by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) according to Implementation Regulation 503/2013

Production and trade
GM food/feed production:
My country produces GM food or feed only for research purposes.
GM food/feed imports:
My country allows imports GM food or feed upon authorization.
Supplemental information on the production and trade:
LLP/AP incidents
LLP/AP incidents:
I do not know if my country has faced any LLP/AP issues in the last 10 years.
Supplemental information on the LLP/AP incidents:
Labelling requirement
Labelling requirement:
My country has a mandatory and positive labeling regulation on GM food (i.e., It contains GMO).
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:
Country information last modified:
07/09/2017