Threshold for GM imports adopted

24.06.2011
Threshold for GM imports adopted

Today the European Commission adopted its long awaited “technical solution”1 which introduces a de facto 0.1% threshold for the low level presence of EU non-authorised GM material. It applies to feed only (e.g. soybean meal, corn gluten feed) but not to food. It is a first step to a more pragmatic import policy. The proposal was adopted in February by Member States representatives at a technical level and will enter into force 20 days after publication in the Official Journal.  

Go to Q&A on LLP of GMOs in feed imports. 

Read more on EC RAPID Press Release.