Food safety and quality
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OECD Unique Identifier Commodity Traits Latest entry uploaded on
MON-87427-7×MON-89Ø34-3×MON-88Ø17-3 Corn / Maize Glyphosate tolerance,Lepidoptera resistance,Coleoptera resistance 19/02/2019
MON-87429-9 Corn / Maize Herbicide tolerance 27/11/2021
MON-87751-7 Soyabean / Soybeans Lepidoptera resistance 19/02/2019
MON-877Ø1-2xMON-89788-1 Soyabean / Soybeans Glyphosate tolerance,Lepidoptera resistance 16/01/2014
MON-877Ø8-9 x MON-89788-1 Soyabean / Soybeans Glyphosate tolerance,Dicamba tolerance 01/08/2018
MON-88913-8 Cotton Glyphosate tolerance 19/02/2019
MON-88913-8xMON-15985-7 Cotton Glyphosate tolerance,Lepidoptera resistance 19/02/2019
MON-88Ø17-3 Corn / Maize Coleoptera resistance,Glyphosate tolerance 31/07/2018
MON-89Ø34-3 Corn / Maize Lepidoptera resistance 31/07/2018
MON-89Ø34-3 x DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 x MON-ØØ6Ø3-6 x DAS-4Ø278-9 Corn / Maize Herbicide tolerance,Insect resistance 19/02/2019
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Focal Point Information

Organization/agency name (Full name):
Ministerio de Agroindustria
Contact person name:
Andrés Maggi
Physical full address:
Paseo Colón Avenue 367, 3° floor, City of Buenos Aires
Phone number:
54 11 5222 5986
Fax number:
Country introduction

In Argentina, the food and feed risk assessment process of transformation events, as the result of modern biotechnology, is carried out by the National Service for Agrifood Health and Quality (Senasa). The General Office of Biotechnology, is the area responsible for carrying out this task. It has an specific professional team and the advise of a Technical Advisory Committee composed of experts from several scientific disciplines representing different sectors involved in the production, industrialization, consumption, research and development of genetically modified organisms.

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:

National Service for Agrifood Health and Quality (Senasa)

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:

The Resolution 412/02 is the specific regulation for food and feed safety assessment derived from GMOs.

Stacked events
Regulation of stacked events:
Supplemental information on the stacked events:

Stacked events with all single events approved, are assessed as a new event, but with much less requirements, always on a case-by-case basis.

Production and trade
GM food/feed production:
My country produces GM food or feed for commercial and research purposes.
GM food/feed imports:
My country allows imports GM food or feed upon authorization.
Supplemental information on the production and trade:

SENASA established a program for control the potential content of unapproved event in the imports, in order to prevent the presence of illegal events in Argentina.

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 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
Other relevant documents:
Country information last modified: