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Commodity: Corn / Maize
Traits: Coleoptera resistance,Glufosinate tolerance,Glyphosate tolerance,Lepidoptera resistance
Name of product applicant: DuPont K.K.
Summary of application:

1507x59122xMON810xNK603 has been genetically modified for resistant to Lepidoptera and Coleoptera and tolerant to glufosinate and glyphosate herbicides (cry1A.105, modified cry2Ab2, cry1F, pat, modified cp4 epsps, modified cry3Bb1, cry34Ab1, cry35Ab1, Zea mays subsp. mays (L.) Iltis).

Date of authorization: 02/03/2011
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.): OECD BioTrack Product Database
Summary of the safety assessment (food safety):
Please see the link below (Japanese).
Where detection method protocols and appropriate reference material (non-viable, or in certain circumstances, viable) suitable for low-level situation may be obtained:
Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment: Food safety assessment performed by Food Safety Commission of Japan (in Japanese)
Authorization expiration date (a blank field means there is no expiration date)
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Food Safety Commission Secretariat,Cabinet Office,GOJ
Contact person name:
Hirotoshi Maehara
Physical full address:
Akasaka 5-2-20 Minato Ward,Tokyo,Japan
Phone number:
81 3 6234 1074
Fax number:
81 3 3584 7392
Country introduction:

The safety assessment of foods and food additives produced by recombinant DNA techniques (hereafter GM foods) is mandatory under the Food Sanitation Law. The Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) receives application from Applicant and requests the Food Safety Commission of Japan (FSCJ) to evaluate the safety of GM foods, and the FSCJ evaluates the safety in terms of human health. Within the FSCJ, the Expert Committee of Genetically Modified Foods conducts safety assessments based on following standards and policies
(1) Standards for the Safety Assessment of Genetically Modified Foods
(2) Policies Regarding the Safety Assessment of Stacked Varieties of Genetically Modified Plants
(3) Standards for the Safety Assessment of Food Additives Produced Using Genetically Modified Microorganisms
(4) Policies Regarding the Safety Assessment of Highly Purified Non-Protein Food Additives including Amino Acids Produced Using Genetically Modified Microorganisms It is forbidden to import or sell genetically modified foods or food products made from such foods that have not undergone safety assessment. After FSCJ submits a notification to MHLW, MHLW gives notice on the Official Gazette.

Useful links
Relevant documents
Stacked events:
With regard to stacked events, FSC conducts the Safety Assessment of GM Foods based on the “Policies Regarding the Safety Assessment of Stacked Varieties of Genetically Modified Plants”
Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:
Food Safety Commission of Japan (, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (