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GM Foods Platform

Welcome to the FAO GM Foods Platform


A platform for all

The FAO GM Foods Platform is a simple online platform to share information on safety assessment of foods derived from recombinant-DNA plants authorized in accordance with the CodexGuideline for the conduct of food safety assessment of foods derived from recombinant-DNA plants (CAC/GL 45-2003, annex III adopted in 2008) ". This Platform also facilitates the effective utilization of food safety assessment in situations of Low Level Presence (LLP) of r-DNA plant materials in food.

How it works

The FAO GM Foods Platform is freely accessible for those who want to browse the information. Registration is required for those who need to upload information. Only officially nominated Focal Points can register to the Platform.

One Focal Point per Codex Member is officially nominated by the respective country through its Codex Contact Point. The nominated Focal Point is then invited to register to the Platform. Once his/her registration has been approved, the Focal Point can start uploading the relevant national data and information to the Platform. All the entries will be reviewed by FAO before they will be online.

Please note: the FAO GM Foods Platform was officially launched on 1 July 2013 and the database will gradually expand as Member countries upload their information over the coming weeks and months.

The launching event was convened on 1 July 2013 at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. Meeting report is available for download and some photos of the event can be viewed here.