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#1 Giu

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 09:55 AM

Hi, 

 

we have just found out that some of the items we receive from USA contain GMO - we have to produce a label for these items for sale in EU but i cannot find  a logo or wording -

 

can anyone help - is it as simple as ' this item contains GMO '  or is there a logo?  I see some products with GMO -Free logo but i understand this is going to stop and doesn't help me with items that HAVE GMO

 

Thanks in advance  :helpplease:



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Posted 01 September 2016 - 10:59 AM

Are they authorised for sale in the EU. GMO are classified as Novel Foods and need special authorisation. Even if authorised, it is on a country by country basis if they may be sold.



#3 Giu

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 11:14 AM

yes they are - just missing the label details - just sure of wording.



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Posted 08 September 2016 - 01:08 PM

Hello Giu,
Yes, there is a specific wording required. You will find it in the regulation EU 1830/2003, which you can find on the eur-lex website.
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Posted 10 September 2016 - 01:31 PM

Hi,

 

if a GMO is used as ingredient there are clear rules for declaration (1829/2003 and 1830/2003) since many years. Even cross contact is reguated (Art12 1829/2003) as long as the GMO has approval for the EU. Without such approval there is a zero tolerance.

in Germany "ohne Gentechnik" (without genetic engineering) is regulated on national level (requirements comparable to non GMO project verified in the US, but this is not a legal regulation) to put a logo on pack.

 

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