Authorisation holders must ensure that a monitoring plan for environmental effects, as set out in the respective authorisation decisions for placing on the market of genetically modified (GM) products for food and feed, is put in place and implemented. The monitoring plan consists of a general surveillance, which is not based on a hypothesis, and is in line with the intended uses for the authorised genetically modified organisms. CropLife Europe and authorisation holders work with relevant trade associations (COCERAL, FEDIOL and UNISTOCK) to make use of the existing routine surveillance practices for a proper import, handling and processing of viable GM commodities. As part of this harmonised implementation of the post-market environmental monitoring plans, the authorisation holders – directly and/or through CropLife Europe – inform the operators in a timely fashion of any newly approved GM plant products for import and processing under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 or Directive 2001/18/EC subject to general surveillance. This dedicated website is regularly updated to further support a transparent process for general surveillance and easy access to relevant information.
The section ‘Product Information’ provides an overview and detailed information on all approved GM plant products subject to general surveillance. Specifically, the section provides a profile for every approved GM plant product, with documentation on characteristics, safety, EFSA Scientific Opinion(s), Commission Decision(s), and a contact point in case of queries.
List of the GMOs for which an authorisation for placing on the market in the EU in accordance with Directive 2001/18/EC or Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 applies and subjected to general surveillance.
As of January 1st, 2021, BASF, Bayer, Corteva and Syngenta, ceased to be members of the European Association for Bio-industries (EuropaBio) and continue their post-market monitoring related activities under the umbrella of CropLife Europe.
- As of January 1st, 2021, Bayer ceased to be member of the European Association for Bio-industries (EuropaBio) and continues its post-market monitoring related activities under the umbrella of CropLife Europe.
As of August 1st, 2020, Monsanto Company and Bayer Agriculture BVBA converted their legal form and changed their name to Bayer CropScience LP and Bayer Agriculture BV, respectively. Accordingly, the contact point for further information on any of the Bayer (Bayer Agriculture BV on behalf of Bayer CropScience LP) products is https://www.bayer.com/en/product-stewardship.aspx
- As of January 4th, 2021 Dow AgroSciences LLC changed its name to Corteva Agriscience LLC.
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