EFSA Publishes Scientific Opinion of Renewal for Continued Marketing of maize 59122
The European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) Panel on Genetically Modified
Organisms (GMO Panel) released the scientific opinion on an application for
renewal of authorization for continued marketing of
load/biotech-crop-annual-update-maize-2016.pdf> maize 59122 and derived food
feed submitted under articles 11 and 23 of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 by
Pioneer Overseas Corporation and Dow AgroSciences LLC.
The scope of the application is for food and feed uses, import and
processing, but excludes cultivation within the European Union (EU). The GMO
Panel assessed the data submitted for the renewal of application for
possible new hazards, modified exposure or new scientific uncertainties
identified during the authorization period and not previously assessed in
the context of the original application.
Under the assumption that maize 59122 is identical to the originally
assessed event, the GMO Panel concludes that no new hazards or modified
exposure and no new scientific uncertainties were identified that would
change the conclusions of the original risk assessment on maize 59122.