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Document 32021D1394

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1394 of 17 August 2021 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122 and genetically modified maize combining two, three, four or five of the single events MON 87427, MON 87460, MON 89034, 1507, MON 87411 and 59122, pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (notified under document C(2021)6002) (Only the Dutch text is authentic) (Text with EEA relevance)

C/2021/6002

OJ L 300, 24.8.2021, p. 60–69 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/1394/oj

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 300/60


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2021/1394

of 17 August 2021

authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122 and genetically modified maize combining two, three, four or five of the single events MON 87427, MON 87460, MON 89034, 1507, MON 87411 and 59122, pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council

(notified under document C(2021)6002)

(Only the Dutch text is authentic)

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 on genetically modified food and feed (1), and in particular Article 7(3) and Article 19(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

On 15 February 2017, Monsanto Europe S.A./N.V., based in Belgium, submitted, on behalf of Monsanto Company, based in the United States, an application to the national competent authority of the Netherlands (‘the application’) for the placing on the market of foods, food ingredients and feed containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122, in accordance with Article 5 and Article 17 of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003. The application also concerned the placing on the market of products containing or consisting of genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122 for uses other than food and feed, with the exception of cultivation.

(2)

In addition, the application concerned the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from fifty-six sub-combinations of the single transformation events constituting maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122.

(3)

Seventeen of those sub-combinations were already authorised as follows: MON 89034 × 1507 × 59122, MON 89034 × 1507, MON 89034 × 59122, authorised by Commission Implementing Decision 2013/650/EU (2); 1507 × 59122, authorised by Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1110 (3); MON 87427 × MON 89034 × 1507 × 59122, MON 87427 × MON 89034 × 1507, MON 87427 × MON 89034 × 59122, MON 87427 × 1507 × 59122, MON 87427 × 1507, MON 87427 × 59122 authorised by Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/2046 (4); MON 87427 × MON 89034 authorised by Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/60 (5); MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034, MON 87427 × MON 87460, MON 87460 × MON 89034 authorised by Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/61 (6); MON 87427 × MON 89034 × MON 87411, MON 87427 × MON 87411, MON 89034 × MON 87411 authorised by Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/65 (7).

(4)

This Decision covers the thirty-nine remaining sub-combinations in the application: MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411, MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507 × 59122, MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × MON 87411 × 59122, MON 87427 × MON 87460 × 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122, MON 87427 × MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122, MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122, MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507, MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × MON 87411, MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 59122, MON 87427 × MON 87460 × 1507 × MON 87411, MON 87427 × MON 87460 × 1507 × 59122, MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 87411 × 59122, MON 87427 × MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411, MON 87427 × MON 89034 × MON 87411 × 59122, MON 87427 × 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122, MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411, MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507 × 59122, MON 87460 × MON 89034 × MON 87411 × 59122, MON 87460 × 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122, MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122, MON 87427 × MON 87460 × 1507, MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 87411, MON 87427 × MON 87460 × 59122, MON 87427 × 1507 × MON 87411, MON 87427 × MON 87411 × 59122, MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507, MON 87460 × MON 89034 × MON 87411, MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 59122, MON 87460 × 1507 × MON 87411, MON 87460 × 1507 × 59122, MON 87460 × MON 87411 × 59122, MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411, MON 89034 × MON 87411 × 59122, 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122, MON 87460 × 1507, MON 87460 × MON 87411, MON 87460 × 59122, 1507 × MON 87411 and MON 87411 × 59122 (‘the sub-combinations concerned’).

(5)

In accordance with Article 5(5) and Article 17(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003, the application included information and conclusions about the risk assessment carried out in accordance with the principles set out in Annex II to Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (8). It also included the information required pursuant to Annexes III and IV to that Directive and a monitoring plan for environmental effects in accordance with Annex VII to that Directive.

(6)

By a letter dated 27 August 2018, Monsanto Europe S.A./N.V. informed the Commission that, as of 23 August 2018, it converted its legal form and changed its name to Bayer Agriculture BVBA, based in Belgium.

(7)

By a letter dated 28 July 2020, Bayer Agriculture BVBA informed the Commission that, as of 1 August 2020, it changes its name to Bayer Agriculture BV, based in Belgium.

(8)

By a letter dated 28 July 2020, Bayer Agriculture BVBA, representing Monsanto Company, informed the Commission that, as of 1 August 2020, Monsanto Company converts its legal form and changes its name to Bayer CropScience LP, based in the United States.

(9)

On 19 January 2021, the European Food Safety Authority (‘the Authority’) issued a favourable opinion in accordance with Article 6 and Article 18 of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (9). The Authority concluded that genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122 and its sub-combinations, as described in the application, are as safe as their non-genetically modified comparator and the selected non-genetically modified reference varieties with respect to the potential effects on human and animal health and the environment.

(10)

No new safety concerns were identified for the previously assessed sub-combinations and therefore previous conclusions on those sub-combinations remain valid. As regards the remaining sub-combinations, the Authority concluded that they are expected to be as safe as the single transformation events MON 87427, MON 87460, MON 89034, 1507, MON 87411 and 59122, the previously assessed sub-combinations and the six-event stack maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122.

(11)

In its opinion, the Authority considered all the questions and concerns raised by the Member States in the context of the consultation of the national competent authorities as provided for in Article 6(4) and Article 18(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003.

(12)

The Authority also concluded that the monitoring plan for the environmental effects, submitted by the applicant, consisting of a general surveillance plan, is in line with the intended uses of the products.

(13)

Taking into account those conclusions, the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122, and of the thirty-nine sub-combinations concerned, should be authorised for the uses listed in the application.

(14)

A unique identifier should be assigned to genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122, and to the thirty-nine sub-combinations concerned, in accordance with Commission Regulation (EC) No 65/2004 (10).

(15)

For the products covered by this Decision, no specific labelling requirements, other than those provided for in Article 13(1) and Article 25(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 and in Article 4(6) of Regulation (EC) No 1830/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (11), appear to be necessary. However, in order to ensure that the use of those products remains within the limits of the authorisation granted by this Decision, the labelling of the products covered by it, with the exception of food products, should contain a clear indication that they are not intended for cultivation.

(16)

The authorisation holder should submit annual reports on the implementation and on the results of the activities set out in the monitoring plan for environment effects. Those results should be presented in accordance with the requirements laid down in Commission Decision 2009/770/EC (12).

(17)

The opinion of the Authority does not justify the imposition of specific conditions or restrictions for the placing on the market, for the use and handling, including post-market monitoring requirements regarding the consumption of the food and feed containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122 and all sub-combinations thereof, or for the protection of particular ecosystems/environment or geographical areas, as provided for in Article 6(5)(e) and Article 18(5)(e) of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003.

(18)

All relevant information on the authorisation of the products covered by this Decision should be entered in the Community register of genetically modified food and feed referred to in Article 28(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003.

(19)

This Decision is to be notified through the Biosafety Clearing-House to the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity, pursuant to Article 9(1) and Article 15(2)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 1946/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (13).

(20)

The Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed has not delivered an opinion within the time limit laid down by its Chair. This implementing act was deemed to be necessary and the chair submitted it to the appeal committee for further deliberation. The appeal committee did not deliver an opinion,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Genetically modified organisms and unique identifiers

Genetically modified maize (Zea mays L.), as specified in point (b) of the Annex to this Decision, are assigned the following unique identifiers, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 65/2004:

(a)

the unique identifier MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7 for genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122;

(b)

the unique identifier MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 for genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411;

(c)

the unique identifier MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × DAS-59122-7 for genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507 × 59122;

(d)

the unique identifier MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7 for genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × MON 87411 × 59122;

(e)

the unique identifier MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7 for genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122;

(f)

the unique identifier MON-87427-7 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7 for genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122;

(g)

the unique identifier MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7 for genetically modified maize MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122;

(h)

the unique identifier MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 for genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507;

(i)

the unique identifier MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × MON-87411-9 for genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × MON 87411;

(j)

the unique identifier MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-59122-7 for genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 59122;

(k)

the unique identifier MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 for genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × 1507 × MON 87411;

(l)

the unique identifier MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × DAS-59122-7 for genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × 1507 × 59122;

(m)

the unique identifier MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7 for genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 87411 × 59122;

(n)

the unique identifier MON-87427-7 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 for genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411;

(o)

the unique identifier MON-87427-7 × MON-89Ø34-3 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7 for genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 89034 × MON 87411 × 59122;

(p)

the unique identifier MON-87427-7 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7 for genetically modified maize MON 87427 × 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122;

(q)

the unique identifier MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 for genetically modified maize MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411;

(r)

the unique identifier MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × DAS-59122-7 for genetically modified maize MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507 × 59122;

(s)

the unique identifier MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7 for genetically modified maize MON 87460 × MON 89034 × MON 87411 × 59122;

(t)

the unique identifier MON-8746Ø-4 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7 for genetically modified maize MON 87460 × 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122;

(u)

the unique identifier MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7 for genetically modified maize MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122;

(v)

the unique identifier MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 for genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × 1507;

(w)

the unique identifier MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-87411-9 for genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 87411;

(x)

the unique identifier MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × DAS-59122-7 for genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × 59122;

(y)

the unique identifier MON-87427-7 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 for genetically modified MON 87427 × 1507 × MON 87411;

(z)

the unique identifier MON-87427-7 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7 for genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87411 × 59122;

(aa)

the unique identifier MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 for genetically modified MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507;

(bb)

the unique identifier MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × MON-87411-9 for genetically modified maize MON 87460 × MON 89034 × MON 87411;

(cc)

the unique identifier MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-59122-7 for genetically modified maize MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 59122;

(dd)

the unique identifier MON-8746Ø-4 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 for genetically modified maize MON 87460 × 1507 × MON 87411;

(ee)

the unique identifier MON-8746Ø-4 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × DAS-59122-7 for genetically modified maize MON 87460 × 1507 × 59122;

(ff)

the unique identifier MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7 for genetically modified maize MON 87460 × MON 87411 × 59122;

(gg)

the unique identifier MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 for genetically modified maize MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411;

(hh)

the unique identifier MON-89Ø34-3 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7 for genetically modified maize MON 89034 × MON 87411 × 59122;

(ii)

the unique identifier DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7 for genetically modified maize 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122;

(jj)

the unique identifier MON-8746Ø-4 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 for genetically modified maize MON 87460 × 1507;

(kk)

the unique identifier MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-87411-9 for genetically modified maize MON 87460 × 87411;

(ll)

the unique identifier MON-8746Ø-4 × DAS-59122-7 for genetically modified maize MON 87460 × 59122;

(mm)

the unique identifier DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 for genetically modified maize 1507 × MON 87411;

(nn)

the unique identifier MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7 for genetically modified maize MON 87411 × 59122.

Article 2

Authorisation

The following products are authorised for the purposes of Article 4(2) and Article 16(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003, in accordance with the conditions set out in this Decision:

(a)

foods and food ingredients containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize as referred to in Article 1;

(b)

feed containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize as referred to in Article 1;

(c)

products containing or consisting of genetically modified maize as referred to in Article 1 for uses other than those provided for in points (a) and (b), with the exception of cultivation.

Article 3

Labelling

1.   For the purposes of the labelling requirements laid down in Article 13(1) and Article 25(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 and in Article 4(6) of Regulation (EC) No 1830/2003, the ‘name of the organism’ shall be ‘maize’.

2.   The words ‘not for cultivation’ shall appear on the label of and in the documents accompanying products containing or consisting of genetically modified maize as referred to in Article 1, with the exception of products referred to in Article 2, point (a).

Article 4

Method for detection

The method set out in point (d) of the Annex shall apply for the detection of genetically modified maize as referred to in Article 1.

Article 5

Monitoring for environmental effects

1.   The authorisation holder shall ensure that the monitoring plan for environmental effects, as set out in point (h) of the Annex, is put in place and implemented.

2.   The authorisation holder shall submit to the Commission annual reports on the implementation and the results of the activities set out in the monitoring plan in accordance with the format set out in Decision 2009/770/EC.

Article 6

Community register

The information set out in the Annex shall be entered in the Community register of genetically modified food and feed, as referred to in Article 28(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003.

Article 7

Authorisation holder

The authorisation holder shall be Bayer CropScience LP, represented in the Union by Bayer Agriculture BV.

Article 8

Validity

This Decision shall apply for a period of 10 years from the date of its notification.

Article 9

Addressee

This Decision is addressed to Bayer CropScience LP, 800 N. Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63167, United States of America, represented in the Union by Bayer Agriculture BV, Scheldelaan 460, 2040 Antwerp, Belgium.

Done at Brussels, 17 August 2021.

For the Commission,

Stella KYRIAKIDES

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 268, 18.10.2003, p. 1.

(2)  Commission Implementing Decision 2013/650/EU of 6 November 2013 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified (GM) maize MON 89034 x 1507 x MON 88017 x 59122 ((MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS- Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-88Ø17-3 × DAS-59122-7), four related GM maizes combining three different single GM events (MON89034 × 1507 × MON88017 (MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-88Ø17-3), MON89034 × 1507 × 59122 (MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × DAS-59122-7), MON89034 × MON88017 × 59122 (MON-89Ø34-3 × MON-88Ø17-3 × DAS-59122-7), 1507 × MON 88017 × 59122 (DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-88Ø17-3 × DAS-59122-7)) and four related GM maizes combining two different single GM events (MON89034 × 1507 (MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1), MON89034 × 59122 (MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-59122-7), 1507 × MON88017 (DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-88Ø17-3), MON 88017 × 59122 (MON-88Ø17-3 × DAS-59122-7)) pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 302, 13.11.2013, p. 47).

(3)  Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1110 of 3 August 2018 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified maize 1507 × 59122 × MON 810 × NK603, and genetically modified maize combining two or three of the single events 1507, 59122, MON 810 and NK603, and repealing Decisions 2009/815/EC, 2010/428/EU and 2010/432/EU (OJ L 203, 10.8.2018, p. 13).

(4)  Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/2046 of 19 December 2018 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 88017 × 59122, and genetically modified maize combining two, three or four of the single events MON 87427, MON 89034, 1507, MON 88017 and 59122 and repealing Decision 2011/366/EU (OJ L 327, 21.12.2018, p. 70).

(5)  Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/60 of 22 January 2021 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 89034 × MIR162 × NK603 and genetically modified maize combining two or three of the single events MON 87427, MON 89034, MIR162, NK603, and repealing Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1111 pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 26, 26.1.2021, p. 5).

(6)  Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/61 of 22 January 2021 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × MIR162 × NK603 and genetically modified maize combining two, three or four of the single events MON 87427, MON 87460, MON 89034, MIR162 and NK603, pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 26, 26.1.2021, p. 12).

(7)  Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/65 of 22 January 2021 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 89034 × MIR162 × MON 87411 and genetically modified maize combining two or three of the single events MON 87427, MON 89034, MIR162 and MON 87411 pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 26, 26.1.2021, p. 37).

(8)  Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 March 2001 on the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms and repealing Council Directive 90/220/EEC (OJ L 106, 17.4.2001, p. 1).

(9)  EFSA GMO Panel (EFSA Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms), 2021. Scientific Opinion on the assessment of genetically modified MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 87411 × 59122 and subcombinations, for food and feed uses, under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA-GMO-NL-2017-139). EFSA Journal 2021; 19(1):6351. https://doi.org/10.2903/j.efsa.2021.6351

(10)  Commission Regulation (EC) No 65/2004 of 14 January 2004 establishing a system for the development and assignment of unique identifiers for genetically modified organisms (OJ L 10, 16.1.2004, p. 5).

(11)  Regulation (EC) No 1830/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 concerning the traceability and labelling of genetically modified organisms and the traceability of food and feed products produced from genetically modified organisms and amending Directive 2001/18/EC (OJ L 268, 18.10.2003, p. 24).

(12)  Commission Decision 2009/770/EC of 13 October 2009 establishing standard reporting formats for presenting the monitoring results of the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms, as or in products, for the purpose of placing on the market, pursuant to Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 275, 21.10.2009, p. 9).

(13)  Regulation (EC) No 1946/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2003 on transboundary movements of genetically modified organisms (OJ L 287, 5.11.2003, p. 1).


ANNEX

(a)   Applicant and authorisation holder:

Name

:

Bayer CropScience LP

Address

:

800 N. Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63167, United States of America

Represented in the Union by: Bayer Agriculture BV, Scheldelaan 460, 2040 Antwerp, Belgium.

(b)   Designation and specification of the products:

(1)

foods and food ingredients containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize (Zea mays L.) as referred to in point (e);

(2)

feed containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize (Zea mays L.) as referred to in point (e);

(3)

products containing or consisting of genetically modified maize (Zea mays L.) as referred to in point (e) for uses other than those provided for in points (1) and (2), with the exception of cultivation.

The genetically modified maize MON-87427-7 expresses the cp4 epsps gene, which confers tolerance to glyphosate-containing herbicides.

The genetically modified maize MON-8746Ø-4 expresses a Bacillus subtilis modified cspB gene, which aims to reduce yield loss caused by drought stress. In addition, the nptII gene, conferring kanamycin and neomycin resistance, was used as a selection marker in the genetic modification process.

The genetically modified maize MON-89Ø34-4 expresses the cry1A.105 and cry2Ab2 genes, which confer protection against certain lepidopteran pests.

The genetically modified maize DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 expresses the cry1F gene, which confers protection against certain lepidopteran pests and the pat gene, which confers tolerance to glufosinate-ammonium-based herbicides.

The genetically modified maize MON-87411-9 expresses the cp4 epsps gene, which confers tolerance to glyphosate-containing herbicides, the cry3Bb1 gene and the DvSnf7 dsRNA, which confer protection against corn rootworm (Diabrotica spp.).

The genetically modified maize DAS-59122-7 expresses the cry34Ab1 and cry35Ab1 genes, which confer protection against certain coleopteran pests and the pat gene, which confers tolerance to glufosinate-ammonium-based herbicides.

(c)   Labelling:

(1)

For the purposes of the labelling requirements laid down in Article 13(1) and Article 25(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003, and in Article 4(6) of Regulation (EC) No 1830/2003, the ‘name of the organism’ shall be ‘maize’;

(2)

The words ‘not for cultivation’ shall appear on the label of and in documents accompanying the products containing or consisting of the maize specified in point (e), with the exception of products referred to in point (b)(1).

(d)   Method for detection:

(1)

The quantitative event-specific PCR detection methods are those individually validated for genetically modified maize MON-87427-7, MON-8746Ø-4, MON-89Ø34-3, DAS-Ø15Ø7-1, MON-87411-9, DAS-59122-7 and further verified on maize stack MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7;

(2)

Validated by the EU reference laboratory established under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003, published at http://gmo-crl.jrc.ec.europa.eu/StatusOfDossiers.aspx;

(3)

Reference Material: AOCS 0512 (for MON-87427-7), AOCS 0709 (for MON-8746Ø-4), AOCS 0906 (for MON-89Ø34-3) and AOCS 0215 (for MON-87411-9) are accessible via the American Oil Chemists Society at https://www.aocs.org/crm and ERM®-BF418 (for DAS-Ø15Ø7-1) and ERM®-BF424 (for DAS-59122-7) are accessible via the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission at https://crm.jrc.ec.europa.eu/.

(e)   Unique identifier:

 

MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7;

 

MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9;

 

MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × DAS-59122-7;

 

MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7;

 

MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7;

 

MON-87427-7 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7;

 

MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7;

 

MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1;

 

MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × MON-87411-9;

 

MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-59122-7;

 

MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9;

 

MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × DAS-59122-7;

 

MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7;

 

MON-87427-7 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9;

 

MON-87427-7 × MON-89Ø34-3 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7;

 

MON-87427-7 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7;

 

MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9;

 

MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × DAS-59122-7;

 

MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7;

 

MON-8746Ø-4 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7;

 

MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7;

 

MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1;

 

MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-87411-9;

 

MON-87427-7 × MON-8746Ø-4 × DAS-59122-7;

 

MON-87427-7 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9;

 

MON-87427-7 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7;

 

MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1;

 

MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × MON-87411-9;

 

MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-59122-7;

 

MON-8746Ø-4 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9;

 

MON-8746Ø-4 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × DAS-59122-7;

 

MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7;

 

MON-89Ø34-3 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9;

 

MON-89Ø34-3 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7;

 

DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7;

 

MON-8746Ø-4 × DAS-Ø15Ø7-1;

 

MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-87411-9;

 

MON-8746Ø-4 × DAS-59122-7;

 

DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-87411-9;

 

MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7.

(f)   Information required under Annex II to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity:

[Biosafety Clearing-House, Record ID number: published in the Community register of genetically modified food and feed when notified].

(g)   Conditions or restrictions on the placing on the market, use or handling of the products:

Not required.

(h)   Monitoring plan for environmental effects:

Monitoring plan for environmental effects in accordance with Annex VII to Directive 2001/18/EC.

[Link: plan published in the Community register of genetically modified food and feed]

(i)   Post-market monitoring requirements for the use of the food for human consumption:

Not required.

Note: links to relevant documents may need to be modified over time. Those modifications will be made available to the public via the updating of the Community register of genetically modified food and feed.


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