Call for submissions on GM application
The following is a media release from Food Standards Australia New Zealand and is included here with permission.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today called for submissions on an application to permit food from a genetically modified corn line.
FSANZ Acting Chief Executive Officer Peter May said the corn had been modified to be tolerant totwo herbicides.
“FSANZ has conducted a thorough safety assessment on the application and no potential health and safety concerns were identified,” Mr May said.
”Based on data provided and other available information, food derived from this corn is considered to be as safe forhuman consumption as food derived from conventional corn.”
Submissions are invited from government agencies, public health professionals, industry and the community.
All FSANZ decisions on standards are notified toministers responsible for food regulation. The ministers can decide to adopt, amend, or reject standards or they can ask for a review.
The closing date for submissions is 22 March 2016.
Media contact: 0401 714 265 (Australia) or +61 401 714 265 (from New Zealand)