European Union: European Food Safety Authority Launches Stakeholder Survey on Microorganisms Produced by Biotechnology

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   BE2023-0001

The European Commission requested a scientific opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on microorganisms produced by new developments in biotechnology. On March 7, 2023, EFSA launched a stakeholders survey requesting interested parties to share information on microorganisms produced by new developments in biotechnology that are intended for food and feed. EFSA will consider data collected through the survey to form an opinion on potential novel hazards and risks, as well as the adequacy of the current risk assessment guidance. The deadline to respond to the survey is April 30, 2023.

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