RHUS Office Park, Lot 195, Karl Grant Street, Mbabane
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.
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.
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
GM food safety assessment guidelines:
My country does not conduct safety assessment of GM food and we do not plan to develop any guidelines for GM food safety assessment.
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:
My country is in the process of developing relevant regulations on stacked events.
Supplemental information on the 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
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:
My country has not faced any LLP/AP situations in the last 10 years.
Supplemental information on the LLP/AP incidents:
My country does not have any labeling regulations/policies 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