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Country information about GM food safety assessment
Introduction national biosafety regulations:
Swaziland has recently passed the Biosafety Act of 2012, which came into force on the 02nd December 2013. Currently the country is at the stage of finalizing the Regulations under the Act. The National Biosafety Advisory Committee (composed of people with various expertise) and the Biosafety Registrar's office have been put in place. The custodians of the Act is the Swaziland Environment Authority, under the Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs.
Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment
Information on stacked events
The National Biosafety Advisory Committee is the body tasked to perform risk analysis and to review applications for contained use, introduction into the environment, placing into the market, import & export as well as the use of GMOs for food, feed and processes.
The only application that has been submitted for review so far is for GM cotton
Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:
The Boisafety Registrar, Swaziland Environment Authority, P O Box 2602, Mbabane, tel: 24046960, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org