FSA opens consultation on proposed regulation framework for Genetically Engineered food and animal feed
The FSA have launched a consultation on proposals for a new framework in England which relates to the regulation of food and animal feed produced from genetically engineered (GE) organisms.
All genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are prohibited in organic production. As such organic businesses will need to ensure they exclude GE products from organic supply chains.
Neither Defra nor the FSA have conducted the impact assessment we believe is essential to understanding the impact deregulation of these GMOs could have on businesses who want or need to exclude them.
We have collaborated with a number stakeholder organisations to create this joint position statement on the Precision Breeding Act, which sets out the rules for producing GE organisms. The statement highlights our key concerns about the Act.
If you too are concerned about the impact of the Act and want the FSA to ensure that suitable monitoring and identification of GE products is put in place before they can be used in food and feed, please take part in the consultation. We would encourage you to make it clear what you and your business expect to be put in place.