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Parliamentary questions
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5 November 2018
E-005591-18
Question for written answer E-005591-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
John Flack (ECR) , Anja Hazekamp (GUE/NGL) , Richard Corbett (S&D) , Keith Taylor (Verts/ALE) , Stefan Eck (GUE/NGL) , Klaus Buchner (Verts/ALE) , Linnéa Engström (Verts/ALE)

 Subject:  Genetically modified animal imports
 Answer in writing 

In late 2017, the first genetically modified animals produced for human consumption entered the markets. Modified salmon are licensed for sale in both Canada and the USA. Approval for food products originating in GM animals to enter these markets has been granted based on a food safety analysis that does not include any animal welfare requirement, and furthermore, if approved, there is no requirement in those countries for the processor, retailer or any other party to label the product as a GMO.

What controls currently in place are able to identify unlabelled GM animal products being imported into the EU market for consumption?

What animal welfare criteria will be taken into account in assessing applications for GM animal products to be imported into the EU market?

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