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OECD Unique Identifier details

ACS-BNØØ5-8xACS-BNØØ3-6
Commodity: Canola / Oilseed rape / Rape Seed
Traits: Glufosinate tolerance
European Union
Name of product applicant: Bayer
Summary of application:

1.) The male sterile oilseed rape line MS8 and progeny obtained through traditional breeding crosses with non-transgenic rape (Brassica napus L spp oleifera). Line MS8 contains a barnase gene (origin Bacillus amyloliquefaciens) coding for a ribonuclease, that is only expressed in the tapetum cells during anther development and results in lack of viable pollen and male sterility, and a bar gene (origin Streptomyces hygroscopus) coding for a phosphinothricin acetyl transferase (PAT) used as a selectable marker for tolerance to herbicides containing glufosinate ammonium. The bar gene is driven by a plant promoter that is active in all green tissues of the plant. 2.) The fertility restoration line oilseed rape RF3 and progeny obtained through traditional breeding crosses with non-transgenic rape (Brassica napus L spp oleifera). Line RF3 contains a barstar gene (origin Bacillus amyloliquefaciens), coding for an inhibitor of the Barnase protein, that is only expressed in the tapetum cells and lead to restoration of fertility after crossing to the male sterile line, and a bar gene (origin Streptomyces hygroscopus) coding for PAT used as a selectable marker for tolerance to herbicides containing glufosinate ammonium. The bar gene is driven by a plant promoter that is active in all green tissues of the plant. 3.) The hybrid seed MS8xRF3 derived from traditional crossings between the parental lines MS8 and RF3. Authorization date: for feed: 25/05/2007 and for food: 25/06/2013

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Date of authorization: 25/06/2013
Scope of authorization: Food and feed
Links to the information on the same product in other databases maintained by relevant international organizations, as appropriate. (We recommend providing links to only those databases to which your country has officially contributed.): Biosafety Clearing House (BCH)
Summary of the safety assessment (food safety):
Please see the EU relevant links below.
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Where detection method protocols and appropriate reference material (non-viable, or in certain circumstances, viable) suitable for low-level situation may be obtained:
Event specific real-time PCR detection method for MS8, RF3, MS8xRF3 oilseed rape Validated on seeds by the EU Reference Laboratory established under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003, published. Please see the EU relevant links below. - Reference Material: AOCS 0306-B, AOCS 0306-F and AOCS 0306-G are accessible via the American Oil Chemists Society at URL: http://www.aocs.org/tech/crm
Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment: Scientific Committee on Plants
Opinion of the European Food Safety Authority
Method for Detection
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Authorization expiration date (a blank field means there is no expiration date) 24/05/2017 (feed) and 24/06/2023 (food)
E-mail:
pablo.pindado-carrion@ec.europa.eu
Organization/agency name (Full name):
European Union
Contact person name:
Pablo PINDADO
Website:
Physical full address:
European Commission B232 04/106 1047 Brussels
Phone number:
00 32 2 298 67 06
Fax number:
Country introduction:
The process for authorising a new GMO is based on the EU regulation on GM food and feed (1829/2003). An application for authorising food or feed consisting of or made from a GMO must be submitted to the national authorities. The national authority then sends the application to the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) for a risk assessment. EFSA then makes the application summary available to the public. No matter where in the EU the company applies, EFSA assesses the risks the GMO presents for the environment, human health and animal safety. If the application covers cultivation, EFSA delegates the environmental risk assessment to an EU country which sends EFSA its risk assessment report. After performing the risk assessment, EFSA submits its scientific opinion to the European Commission and to EU countries. The opinion is made available to the public, except for certain confidential aspects. Once EFSA publishes its risk assessment, the public has 30 days to comment on the Commission website for applications under Reg. 1829/2003, and on the Joint Research Centre website on the assessment report of the "lead" EU country for applications under Directive 2001/18. Within 3 months of receiving EFSA's opinion, the Commission grants or refuses the authorisation in a proposal. If it differs from EFSA’s opinion, it must explain why. National representatives approve the Commission’s proposal by qualified majority in: (1) The Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health if the application was submitted under Reg. 1829/2003; (2) The Regulatory Committee under Directive 2001/18/EC if the application was submitted under Dir. 2001/18. The proposal is adopted if the Committee agrees with it. If there is no opinion, the Commission may summon an Appeal Committee where EU countries can adopt or reject the proposal. If the Appeal Committee makes no decision, the Commission may adopt its proposal. Authorisations are valid for 10 years (renewable).
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Canada
Name of product applicant: Bayer CropScience Canada
Summary of application:
A novel hybridization system for canola (Brassica napus) has been developed by Plant Genetic Systems N.V. This system involves the use of two inbred parental lines. The first line (female) is male sterila and therefore does not produce pollen. The second line (male) codes for restoration of fertility. The hybrid plants resulting from the cross of these two lines are fully fertile and produce seed. Linked to this hybridization system is tolerance to the non-selective herbicide glufosinate ammonium, the active ingredient in Liberty® herbicide.

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Date of authorization: 12/03/1997
Scope of authorization: Food and feed
Links to the information on the same product in other databases maintained by relevant international organizations, as appropriate. (We recommend providing links to only those databases to which your country has officially contributed.): BioTrack Product Database
Summary of the safety assessment (food safety):
Please see decision document weblinks
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Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment: Novel Foods Decision
Novel Feeds Decision
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Authorization expiration date (a blank field means there is no expiration date)
E-mail:
luc.bourbonniere@hc-sc.gc.ca
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Health Canada
Contact person name:
Luc Bourbonniere
Website:
Physical full address:
251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway, Tunney's Pasture, PL 2204A1
Phone number:
613-957-1405
Fax number:
613-952-6400
Country introduction:
Federal responsibility for the regulations dealing with foods sold in Canada, including novel foods, is shared by Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Health Canada is responsible for establishing standards and policies governing the safety and nutritional quality of foods and developing labelling policies related to health and nutrition. The CFIA develops standards related to the packaging, labelling and advertising of foods, and handles all inspection and enforcement duties. The CFIA also has responsibility for the regulation of seeds, veterinary biologics, fertilizers and livestock feeds. More specifically, CFIA is responsible for the regulations and guidelines dealing with cultivating plants with novel traits and dealing with livestock feeds and for conducting the respective safety assessments, whereas Health Canada is responsible for the regulations and guidelines pertaining to novel foods and for conducting safety assessments of novel foods. The mechanism by which Health Canada controls the sale of novel foods in Canada is the mandatory pre-market notification requirement as set out in Division 28 of Part B of the Food and Drug Regulations (see Figure 1). Manufacturers or importers are required under these regulations to submit information to Health Canada regarding the product in question so that a determination can be made with respect to the product's safety prior to sale. The safety criteria for the assessment of novel foods outlined in the current document were derived from internationally established scientific principles and guidelines developed through the work of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Codex Alimentarius Commission. These guidelines provide for both the rigour and the flexibility required to determine the need for notification and to conduct the safety assessment of the broad range of food products being developed. This flexibility is needed to allow novel foods and food products to be assessed on a case-by-case basis and to take into consideration future scientific advances.
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Stacked events:
Food: Consistent with the definition of "novel food" in Division 28 of the Food and Drug Regulations, the progeny derived from the conventional breeding of approved genetically modified plants (one or both parents are genetically modified) would not be classified as a novel food unless some form of novelty was introduced into such progeny as a result of the cross, hence triggering the requirement for pre-market notification under Division 28. For example, notification may be required for modifications observed in the progeny that result in a change of existing characteristics of the plant that places those characteristics outside of the accepted range, or, that introduce new characteristics not previously observed in that plant (e.g. a major change has occurred in the expression levels of traits when stacked). In addition, the use of a wild species (interspecific cross) not having a history of safe use in the food supply in the development of a new plant line may also require notification to Health Canada. However, molecular stacks are considered new events and are considered to be notifiable as per Division 28.

Feed:
Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:
Luc Bourbonniere, Section Head Novel Foods
China
Name of product applicant: Bayer Cropscience
Summary of application:

Genetically modified organism: ACS-BNØØ5-8 × ACS-BNØØ3-6  (MS8,RF3)  line of  Canola (Brassica napus L.) ; Exogenous gene:  barnase gene for male sterility, isolated from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, barstar gene isolated from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens and bar gene, isolated from the common soil microorganism Streptomyces hygroscopicus;  Trait: Glufosinate ammonium herbicide tolerance and fertility restored; Transformation methods: Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated plant transformation; Safety level: Ⅱ

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Date of authorization: 06/04/2004
Scope of authorization: Food and feed
Links to the information on the same product in other databases maintained by relevant international organizations, as appropriate. (We recommend providing links to only those databases to which your country has officially contributed.): Center for Environmental Risk Assessment
Summary of the safety assessment (food safety):
Please see decision document uploaded
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Where detection method protocols and appropriate reference material (non-viable, or in certain circumstances, viable) suitable for low-level situation may be obtained:
Chinese Agriculture Department Announcement No. 869-5-2007: Detection of Genetically Modified Plants and Derived Products Qualitative PCR Method for Herbicide-Tolerant Rapeseed MS8,RF3 and Their Derivates
Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment: Authority concern of GMO
Ministry of Agriculture of China
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Authorization expiration date (a blank field means there is no expiration date) 6/4/2007
E-mail:
fuzhongwen@agri.gov.cn
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Development Center for Science and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture
Contact person name:
Fu Zhongwen
Website:
Physical full address:
Room 717, Nongfeng Building, No.96 Dong San Huan Nan Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100122, P. R. China
Phone number:
+86-10-59199389
Fax number:
+86-10-59199391
Country introduction:
Regulations on Safety of Agricultural Genetically Modified Organisms (hereafter referred to as the Regulations)was promulgated by Decree No. 304 of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China on May 23, 2001. Implementation Regulations on Safety Assessment of Agricultural Genetically Modified Organisms, Implementation Regulations on the Safety of Import of Agricultural Genetically Modified Organisms and Implementation Regulations on Labeling of Agricultural Genetically Modified Organisms are formulated by Ministry of Agriculture on January 5, 2002 in accordance with the Regulations. The State Council establishes a system of joint ministry conference for the safety administration of agricultural GMOs. The joint ministry conference for the safety administration of agricultural GMOs shall be composed of officials from relevant departments of agriculture, science and technology, environment protection, public health, foreign trade and economic cooperation, inspection and quarantine, and be responsible for the decision-making and coordination of major issues with respect to the safety administration of agricultural GMOs. According to Article 9 of the Regulations, a national biosafety committee (NBC) shall be established and in charge of safety assessment of agricultural GMOs. The NBC shall be composed of experts who are engaged in biological research, production, processing, inspection and quarantine with respect to agricultural GMOs, as well as experts in the fields of public health and environmental protection. The office term of the NBC shall be three years. Ministry of Agriculture is responsible for the nationwide supervision and administration of the safety of agricultural GMOs. The Ministry of Agriculture sets up an office for biosafety administration of agricultural GMOs(OBA), which will be in charge of the administration of the safety assessment of agricultural GMOs. OBA is Affiliated to the Department of Science, Technology and Education.
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Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:
office for biosafety administration of agricultural GMOs(OBA), the Department of Science, Technology and Education,MOA, P. R. China Tel:+86-10-59193059, Fax:+86-10-59193072, E-mail: gmo@agri.gov.cn
Japan
Name of product applicant: Bayer CropScience Ltd.
Summary of application:

Glufosinate herbicide tolerant, male sterile and fertility restored oilseed rape (Modified bar, barnase, barstar, Brassica napus L.).

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Date of authorization: 30/03/2001
Scope of authorization: Food
Links to the information on the same product in other databases maintained by relevant international organizations, as appropriate. (We recommend providing links to only those databases to which your country has officially contributed.): BioTrack Product Database
Summary of the safety assessment (food safety):
Please see the link below (in Japanese).
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Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment: Food safety assessment performed by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan (in Japanese)
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Authorization expiration date (a blank field means there is no expiration date)
E-mail:
fscj-secretariat@cao.go.jp
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Food Safety Commission Secretariat,Cabinet Office,GOJ
Contact person name:
Emi Takagi
Website:
Physical full address:
Akasaka 5-2-20 Minato Ward,Tokyo,Japan
Phone number:
81 3 6234 1122
Fax number:
81 3 3584 7392
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Stacked events:

With regard to stacked events, FSCJ conducts the safety assessment of GM food based on the “Policies Regarding the Safety Assessment of Stacked Varieties of Genetically Modified Plants”.

Even if single events that are stacked have already approved, some products will be considered as new products and some will not.

Please refer to Article 5 and 6 of the MHLW’s notice, which is available at the following URL, for the details.

http://www.mhlw.go.jp/file/06-Seisakujouhou-11130500-Shokuhinanzenbu/0000053519.pdf

Article 6 was modified in 2014, and the modified version is available at the following URL.

http://www.mhlw.go.jp/file/06-Seisakujouhou-11130500-Shokuhinanzenbu/0000049695.pdf

Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:

Food Safety Commission of Japan (http://www.fsc.go.jp/english/index.html), Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (http://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/policy/health-medical/food/index.html)

Mexico
Name of product applicant: Bayer de México, S.A. de C.V.
Summary of application:

Authorization by COFEPRIS: 26


A novel hybridization system for canola (Brassica napus) has been developed by Plant Genetic Systems N.V. This system involves the use of two inbred parental lines. The first line (female) is male sterila and therefore does not produce pollen. The second line (male) codes for restoration of fertility. The hybrid plants resulting from the cross of these two lines are fully fertile and produce seed. Linked to this hybridization system is tolerance to the non-selective herbicide glufosinate ammonium, the active ingredient in Liberty® herbicide.


 


 


 

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Date of authorization: 21/08/2004
Scope of authorization: Food
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Summary of the safety assessment (food safety):
UI OECD: ACS-BNØØ5-8 x ACS-BNØØ3-6 During the risk assessment of this GMO based on existing knowledge to date, no toxic or allergic effects neither substantial nutritional changes are observed. The event is as safe as its conventional counterpart. For more detail please find attached the risk assessment summary in this page.
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E-mail:
sortiz@conacyt.mx
Organization/agency name (Full name):
CIBIOGEM
Contact person name:
Dra. Sol Ortiz García
Website:
Physical full address:
San Borja #938, Col. Del Valle • Del. Benito Juárez C.P. 03100, México, D.F.
Phone number:
+52 (55) 5575-6878
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Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:

Secretaría de Salud / Phone: +52 55 5080 5200 /Email: ralatorre@cofepris.gob.mx%20