All GM food and feed products marketed in the European Union (EU) must pass a robust independent safety assessment by the European Food Safety Authority. This part of the EU system would remain unchanged.
Commission proposal on GM food and feed
1 December 2015
A summary of responses are available on a European Commission proposal to amend Regulation (EC) No. 1829/2003 on genetically modified (GM) food and feed. The proposal would allow the UK and other member states to restrict or ban the use of authorised GM food and feed products for non-safety reasons within their territory.