European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

Factsheet on EFSA and GMOs

application/pdf Factsheet on EFSA and GMOs

EFSA's role within the European regulatory framework for GMOs is to carry out scientific risk assessments or give scientific advice on GMOs. It exercises this responsibility upon two distinct legal bases: Regulation (EC) No. 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed, and Directive 2001/18/EC on the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms.
Publication date: 26/06/2006
Last updated: 27/11/2006