EU Committee Oks Low Level Presence of GMOs in Animal Feed Imports

Majority of the Standing Committee of the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCoFCAH) decided to accept low level presence of GMOs in animal feed imports to the European Union member states. The committee's decision in a meeting in Brussels on February 22, 2011 is perceived as an initial step to avoid disruption to EU animal feed supplies.

The new threshold of 0.1% GMO feed admixture will need to be confirmed by the EU Parliament and EU Council. The rules can be adopted until the summer by the EU Commission as law. They will only apply to genetically modified feed but not foods that have obtained market authorization in non-EU countries.

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