Food safety and quality
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OECD Unique Identifier Commodity Traits Latest entry uploaded on
ACS-BNØØ5-8xACS-BNØØ3-6 Canola / Oilseed rape / Rape Seed Glufosinate tolerance 13/05/2022
ACS-GHØØ1-3 Cotton Glufosinate tolerance 13/05/2022
ACS-GMØØ5-3 Soyabean / Soybeans Glufosinate tolerance 13/05/2022
ACS-GMØØ6-4 Soyabean / Soybeans Glufosinate tolerance 13/05/2022
ACS-ZMØØ3-2 Corn / Maize Glufosinate tolerance 13/05/2022
BCS-GH811-4 Cotton Glyphosate tolerance,Isoxaflutole tolerance 13/05/2022
BCS-GHØØ2-5 Cotton Glyphosate tolerance 13/05/2022
BCS-GHØØ4-7 Cotton Glufosinate tolerance,Lepidoptera resistance 13/05/2022
BCS-GHØØ5-8 Cotton Glufosinate tolerance,Lepidoptera resistance 13/05/2022
BPS-CV127-9 Soyabean / Soybeans Imidazolinone tolerance 13/05/2022
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Focal Point Information

Organization/agency name (Full name):
Department of Biosafety Malaysia
Contact person name:
Dr. Anita Anthonysamy
Physical full address:
Department of Biosafety, Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Level 4, Block F11, Complex F Lebuh Perdana Timur, Precinct 1 62000 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Phone number:
Fax number:
Country introduction

GM food safety assessment is a requirement by law under the Biosafety Act 2007 in Malaysia. The National Biosafety Board reviews and makes decisions on events based on a scientific/technical risk assessment, policy considerations as well as public input. The decisions and its related documents made are publicly available through the Malaysian Department of Biosafety Website and the Convention of Biological Diversity Biosafety Clearing House.

Regulatory framework:
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.
Supplemental information:
Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:

Department of Biosafety Malaysia, Level 1, Podium 2, Wisma Sumber Asli No. 25, Persiaran Perdana, Precinct 4 Putrajaya, Federal Territory Malaysia, 62574. Phone: +603 8886 1746 / 1579. Fax: +603-8889 5604 Email: [email protected] Url: www.


Food Safety and Quality Division, Ministry of Health, Level 4, Menara Prisma, No. 26, Persiaran Perdana, Putrajaya, Malaysia, 62675. Phone: +603 88850797 Fax: +603 88850790 Email: [email protected]
GM food safety assessment guidelines:
My country follows the relevant Codex Guidelines or national/regional guidelines that are in line with the Codex Guidelines in conducting safety assessment of GM food.
Conduct of GM food safety assessment:
My country regularly conducts food safety assessment of GM food.
Supplemental information on the implementation:
Stacked events
Regulation of stacked events:
In my country, GM food/feed that contains stacked event(s) is considered as a new product even if all single events that are stacked have already approved.
Supplemental information on the stacked events:
Production and trade
GM food/feed production:
My country produces GM food or feed only for research purposes.
GM food/feed imports:
My country allows imports GM food or feed upon authorization.
Supplemental information on the production and trade:
LLP/AP incidents
LLP/AP incidents:
My country has faced LLP/AP situations in the last 10 years.
Supplemental information on the LLP/AP incidents:
Labelling requirement
Labelling requirement:
My country has a mandatory and positive labeling regulation on GM food (i.e., It contains GMO).
Supplemental information on the Labelling requirement:
Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment
Other relevant documents:
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