Risk assessment and opinion on applications for placing on the market of GMOS and products derived from GMOs
Project code: JKI-SG-08-0002
Contract period: 01.01.2008 - 31.12.2020
Purpose of research: Inventory & Assessment
According to the German Gene Technology Act the release of GMO and the placing on the market of products containing, or consisting of GMO are subject to approval. Within these approval procedures, the Institute prepares the scientific opinions of the JKI. Approvals are granted in case all safety measures are applied according to the state of science and technology, and relevant risks for man and the environment are not expected. The scientific opinions of the JKI are integrated into the decisions taken by the competent federal authority (Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety, BVL) in agreement with additional federal agencies. Prior to approving a field release the federal state agency in charge gives its opinion, and the public must be involved. In the same way the JKI is involved in the scientific assessment procedure for the placing on the market of GM plants and derived food and feed of which the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is in charge.