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Assessment RP1585 Genetically Modified MS8, RF3, and MS8 × RF3 Canola

This section summarises the assessment of the application for renewalauthorisation of genetically modified MS8, RF3, and MS8 × RF3 canola for food and feed uses, import and processing submitted in accordance with Assimilated Regulation (EC) No. 1829/2003 by BASF Agricultural Solutions.

Executive summary

FSA/FSS have reviewed an assessment of application RP1585 for the renewal of authorisation of genetically modified (GM) MS8, RF3, and MS8 × RF3 oilseed rape (canola) for food and feed uses, import and processing.

This GM application has been made to renew the authorisation in Great Britain (GB) as it is 10 years since the product was authorised and placed on the market in the EU. The same events have been authorised for food and/or feed use in 10 or more other territories worldwide as the information and data demonstrate that the regulatory science and safety criteria are satisfied according to the regulatory requirements in those territories. This Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) had its authorisation renewed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in 2023.

FSA/FSS have reviewed the information provided by the applicant and the EFSA renewal Opinion1 and confirmed that MS8, RF3, and MS8 × RF3 canola, as described in this application, is unlikely to have any adverse effect on human or animal health or on the environment in the context of its intended uses in GB.