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Parliamentary questions
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7 December 2018
Answer given by Mr Andriukaitis on behalf of the European Commission
Question reference: E-005313/2018

The burden of proof that the products placed on the market in the EU, whether imported or produced in the EU, do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMO) or products that are not authorised in the EU is on economic operators.

This is possible through traceability and labelling rules imposed by the EU GMO legislation(1). Member States are responsible for the enforcement of the EU GMO legislation.

To support Member States and their official control laboratories on the analytical challenges to test products developed by new mutagenesis techniques, the Commission requested the European Reference Laboratory for Genetically Modified Food and Feed and the European Network of GMO laboratories to elaborate a report on the current and future possibilities and limitations regarding the detection of food or feed obtained by new mutagenesis techniques.

The report should be finalised by March 2019.

(1)OJ L268, 18.10.2003, p. 24.

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