Crop Biotech Update

EFSA Consultation on Draft Scientific Opinion on PMEM

April 29, 2011

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) GMO Panel has launched an open consultation on a draft scientific opinion on Post-Market Environmental Monitoring (PMEM) of GM plants. The draft is an update of an opinion adopted in 2006. This action was made by the European Commission in response to requests from stakeholders for an updated opinion. 

The draft opinion "provides the scientific rationale for the different types of monitoring (Case-Specific Monitoring and General Surveillance) as well as draft guidelines and recommendations to applicants and, where appropriate, to risk managers on monitoring strategy, methodology and reporting."

See the EFSA press release at http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/consultations/call/gmo110418.htm?WT.mc_id=EFSAHLO1&emt=1.