EU: Notice of Initiation of an Anti-Dumping Proceeding Concerning Imports of Monosodium Glutamate Originating...

5 September 2007 - The Commission has received a complaint pursuant to Article 5 of Council Regulation (EC) No 384/96 of 22 December 1995 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Community ('the basic Regulation') (1), alleging that imports of monosodium glutamate, originating in the People's Republic of China ('the country concerned'), are being dumped and are thereby causing material injury to the Community industry.

Opinion of the Scientific Panel AFC Related to an Application on the Use of...

The Scientific Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids and Materials in Contact with Food has been asked to evaluate the safety in use of ethyl lauroyl arginate as a food preservative for use in the food categories specified in the dossier.

The active ingredient of ethyl lauroyl arginate, ethyl-Na-lauroyl–L-arginate HCl, is the hydrochloride salt of an N-fatty acylsubstituted amino acid ethyl ester.
Ethyl lauroyl arginate is intended to be used as a preservative. The anti-microbial activity of ethyl lauroyl arginate is due to the cationic surfactant properties of its active ingredient ethyl-Na-lauroyl-L-arginate.

Ethyl lauroyl arginate has been shown by in vivo and in vitro studies in rats and humans to be rapidly metabolised by hydrolysis of the ethyl ester and lauroyl amide to the intermediate products, arginine ethyl ester and Na-lauroyl-L-arginine, and then to ethanol, lauric acid and arginine. Arginine undergoes natural amino acid catabolism to urea and ornithine. Ornithine can then be further metabolised to CO2 and urea. Lauric acid is a fatty acid that can enter normal fatty acid metabolism. Ethanol can be converted by alcohol dehydrogenase and aldehyde dehydrogenase to acetate, which can enter normal biochemical pathways. It is concluded that, on ingestion by humans, ethyl lauroyl arginate will be broken down to products of normal metabolism.

The Panel considered the bacterial reverse mutation assay study could not be used for evaluation of mutagenicity due to the high toxicity of ethyl-Na-lauroyl-L-arginate towards the bacterial cells. The Panel noted that this toxicity was predictable since ethyl-Na-lauroyl-L-arginate is a preservative with antimicrobial activity. Based on the results from the mouse lymphoma L5178Y cell mutation test and from the test for chromosomal aberrations in human lymphocytes it is concluded that ethyl-Na-lauroyl-L-arginate is not genotoxic in mammalian cells. It showed no evidence of a genotoxic effect in the in vivo mouse micronucleus test.


According to the available evidence, ethyl lauroyl arginate is devoid of reproductive and developmental toxicity. Long-term carcinogenicity studies are lacking. However, the rapid metabolism of ethyl-Na-lauroyl-L-arginate to compounds endogenously present in much higher levels, in the absence of preneoplastic toxic effects in the in vivo studies performed, together with the absence of genotoxic activity in the mouse lymphoma assay, the human lymphocyte assay and the micronucleus test, does not suggest a carcinogenic potential. Therefore, the Panel concludes that there is no need to perform carcinogenicity studies.

The Panel notes that effects on white blood cells were seen in different rat strains and in different sexes in two 90-day studies and in the 52-week study and concludes that these effects cannot be disregarded.
Therefore the Panel concludes, given the fact that the effects on white blood cell counts at 26 weeks are significant for all dose groups, that the NOAEL for this 52 week study is lower than the lowest dose levels tested, and thus lower than 106 mg/kg bw/day.
This is in line with the NOAEL of 47 and 56 mg ethyl lauroyl arginate /kg bw/day for males and females respectively from the 13 week study with the 19.5 % formulation of ethyl lauroyl arginate in propylene glycol.
Based on this NOAEL and a safety factor of 100, the Panel established an ADI of 0.5 mg ethyl lauroyl arginate of the proposed specifications /kg bw.
The safety factor of 100 is considered sufficient in spite of the fact that the ADI is based on a 90-day study because the effects on white blood cells do not become more severe upon prolonged exposure.

Potential dietary exposure to ethyl lauroyl arginate was estimated based on UK food consumption data and on the assumption that it would be present in all food categories for which use levels are proposed. Potential dietary exposure was found to be at or above the ADI in high consumers for both children aged 1.5 to 4.5 (580% of the ADI), children aged 4 to 18 (370% of the ADI) and adults (100% of the ADI). Potential mean dietary exposure to ethyl lauroyl arginate in consumers only was also at or above the ADI for both children aged 1.5 to 4.5 (170% of the ADI) and children aged 4 to 18 (106% of the ADI).

Opinion of the Scientific Panel AFC Related to the Use of L-cysteine in Foods...

The Scientific Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids and Materials in Contact with Food has been asked to evaluate the use of L-cysteine as a food additive in certain foodstuffs intended for infants and young children.

L-cysteine is a non-essential amino acid occurring in a wide variety of foods, in particular cereals. The EC Scientific Committee for Food (SCF) has previously evaluated the safety of L-cysteine and considered that its use as a food additive in the treatment of flour is toxicologically acceptable. It is not however included in the list of food additives permitted in foods for infants and young children, although it is listed in European Community legislation as a substance that may be used for nutritional purposes in processed cereal-based foods and foods for infants and young children and in infant formulae and follow-on formulae.

Application has been made for use of L-cysteine and its hydrochloride as flour treatment agent in biscuits for infants and young children, at a level of 1 g/kg. Biscuits for infants and young children are required to have a suitable composition, including a controlled content of sugar and fat. However biscuit recipes with a low fat content have increased brittleness, with an associated risk of choking and/or suffocation due to breakage of the biscuit in the child's mouth. The function of L-cysteine in the intended application is to act as a dough improver to control the texture of the final product.

The estimated intake of L-cysteine by infants aged 3 – 12 months as a result of the consumption of 1-3 biscuits potentially containing the amino acid is considered to be very low in comparison with the intake provided by the remainder of the child's diet. The intake of 6 mg L-cysteine from one baby biscuit baked from dough containing the amino acid represents 2 % of the estimated total intake of 296 mg cysteine per day from a typical varied infant diet. Two biscuits per day will, proportionately, represent 4% of the total intake, while three biscuits will represent 6%.

The Panel concludes that the use of L-cysteine in processed cereal-based foods and foods (specifically baby biscuits) for infants and young children for technological purposes is of no safety concern. The Panel considers that the proposed use of L-cysteine to improve the texture of biscuits for infants and young children is not incompatible with previous advice of the SCF, that the addition of amino acids to foods intended for infants and young children should only be permitted for the purpose of improving the nutritional value of the foodstuff, given its intended application in achieving a product of suitable nutritional composition including a controlled content of sugar and fat.

Opinion of the Scientific Panel AFC Related to Magnesium Potassium Citrate as a Source...

The Scientific Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids and Materials in Contact with Food (AFC Panel) has been asked to evaluate the safety and bioavailability of magnesium potassium citrate as a source of magnesium and potassium when added for nutritional purposes in foods for particular uses in food supplements and in foods intended for the general population.

The present opinion deals only with the safety and bioavailability of a particular source of magnesium and potassium, magnesium potassium citrate. The safety of magnesium and potassium itself, in terms of the amounts that may be consumed, is outside the remit of this Panel.

The safety evaluation of magnesium potassium citrate as a source for magnesium and potassium in food supplements is based on the safety evaluations of the individual substances, citric acid, potassium citrate and magnesium citrate. The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) in 1973 and the EC Scientific Committee on Food (SCF) in 1990 evaluated the individual substances as food additives and established an ADI not specified for citrate and for the cations potassium and magnesium.

Citric acid has a well-established role as an intermediate metabolite in the tricarboxylic acid cycle. Citrates occur in many foods and are normal metabolites in the body and are therefore considered as of no safety concern.

The Panel concluded that the use of magnesium potassium citrate as a source for magnesium and potassium in food for particular nutritional uses, food supplements and foods intended for the general population is of no safety concern.

Regarding bioavailability, data in the literature show that potassium magnesium citrate provides an equivalent potassium bioavailability to that of potassium citrate and potassium chloride, and a comparable magnesium bioavailability to that of magnesium citrate.

The specifications of magnesium potassium citrate as commercialised should comply with the specifications for citric acid and its salts used as food additives.

Opinion of the AHAW Panel Related to Maltitol Syrup E 965(ii) New Production Process....

The Commission has asked the European Food Safety Authority to issue an opinion on a new production method for the food additive maltitol syrup (E965ii).

Maltitol syrup is authorised in Europe for use as a sweetener in food. The present specification describes a production method where a mixture of sugars are reduced to the corresponding sugar alcohols resulting in a mixture of maltitol, sorbitol and hydrogenated glucose syrup.

According to the newly proposed procedure sorbitol, maltitol and hydrogenated glucose syrup are produced separately and subsequently blended to achieve the final maltitol syrup.

The Scientific Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids and Materials in Contact with Food (AFC Panel) concluded that provided that the composition of the product based on the modified process will be similar to the existing product, and will be in accordance with the existing specification, the Panel considers that the previous evaluation by the SCF will also cover a product prepared by this method, which can therefore be included in the definition of the maltitol syrup specification.

Commission Decision of 13 January 2006 authorising the placing on the market of foods...

Commission Decision of 13 January 2006 authorising the placing on the market of foods and food ingredients produced from genetically modified Roundup Ready maize line GA21 as novel foods or novel food ingredients under Regulation (EC) No 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council (notified under document number C(2005) 5940)

Commission Decision of 13 January 2006 authorising the placing on the market of foods...

Commission Decision of 13 January 2006 authorising the placing on the market of foods and food ingredients derived from genetically modified maize line MON 863 as novel foods or novel food ingredients under Regulation (EC) No 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council (notified under document number C(2005) 5939)

Commission Directive 97/48/EC of 29 July 1997 amending for the second time Council Directive...

Commission Directive 97/48/EC of 29 July 1997 amending for the second time Council Directive 82/711/EEC laying down the basic rules necessary for testing migration of the constituents of plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs (Text with EEA relevance)

Commission Directive 2002/97/EC of 16 December 2002 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC,...

Commission Directive 2002/97/EC of 16 December 2002 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC, 86/363/EEC and 90/642/EEC as regards the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues (2,4-D, triasulfuron and thifensulfuron methyl) in and on cereals, foodstuffs of animal origin and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables (Text with EEA relevance)

Commission Directive 2002/76/EC of 6 September 2002 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC...

Commission Directive 2002/76/EC of 6 September 2002 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC and 90/642/EEC as regards the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues (metsulfuron methyl) in and on cereals and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables (Text with EEA relevance)

Commission Directive 2002/42/EC of 17 May 2002 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC,...

Commission Directive 2002/42/EC of 17 May 2002 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC, 86/363/EEC and 90/642/EEC as regards the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues (bentazone and pyridate) in and on cereals, foodstuffs of animal origin and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables (Text with EEA relevance)

Commission Directive 2002/23/EC of 26 February 2002 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC,...

Commission Directive 2002/23/EC of 26 February 2002 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC, 86/363/EEC and 90/642/EEC as regards the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on cereals, foodstuffs of animal origin and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables respectively

Commission Directive 2001/57/EC of 25 July 2001 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC,...

Commission Directive 2001/57/EC of 25 July 2001 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC, 86/363/EEC and 90/642/EEC on the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on cereals, foodstuffs of animal origin and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables respectively (Text with EEA relevance)

Commission Directive 2001/48/EC of 28 June 2001 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC...

Commission Directive 2001/48/EC of 28 June 2001 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC and 90/642/EEC on the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on cereals and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables respectively (Text with EEA relevance)

Commission Directive 2001/39/EC of 23 May 2001 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC,...

Commission Directive 2001/39/EC of 23 May 2001 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC, 86/363/EEC and 90/642/EEC on the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on cereals, foodstuffs of animal origin and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables respectively

Commission Directive 2000/81/EC of 18 December 2000 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC,...

Commission Directive 2000/81/EC of 18 December 2000 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC, 86/363/EEC and 90/642/EEC on the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on cereals, foodstuffs of animal origin and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables, respectively (Text with EEA relevance)

Commission Directive 2000/58/EC of 22 September 2000 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC,...

Commission Directive 2000/58/EC of 22 September 2000 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC, 86/363/EEC and 90/642/EEC on the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on cereals, foodstuffs of animal origin and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables respectively (Text with EEA relevance)

Commission Directive 2000/48/EC of 25 July 2000 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC...

Commission Directive 2000/48/EC of 25 July 2000 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC and 90/642/EEC on the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on cereals and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables respectively (Text with EEA relevance)

Commission Directive 2000/42/EC of 22 June 2000 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC,...

Commission Directive 2000/42/EC of 22 June 2000 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC, 86/363/EEC and 90/642/EEC on the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on cereals, foodstuffs of animal origin and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables respectively (Text with EEA relevance)

Commission Directive 1999/71/EC of 14 July 1999 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC,...

Commission Directive 1999/71/EC of 14 July 1999 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC, 86/363/EEC and 90/642/EEC on the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on cereals, foodstuffs of animal origin and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables respectively (Text with EEA relevance)

Commission Directive 98/82/EC of 27 October 1998 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC,...

Commission Directive 98/82/EC of 27 October 1998 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC, 86/363/EEC and 90/642/EEC on the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on cereals, foodstuffs of animal origin and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables respectively (Text with EEA relevance)

Commission Directive 97/71/EC of 15 December 1997 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC,...

Commission Directive 97/71/EC of 15 December 1997 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC, 86/363/EEC and 90/642/EEC on the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on cereals, foodstuffs of animal origin and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables respectively (Text with EEA relevance)

Commission Directive 2003/60/EC of 18 June 2003 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 76/895/EEC,...

Commission Directive 2003/60/EC of 18 June 2003 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 76/895/EEC, 86/362/EEC, 86/363/EEC and 90/642/EEC as regards the fixing of maximum levels for certain pesticide residues in and on cereals, foodstuffs of animal origin and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables (Text with EEA relevance)

Commission Directive 2002/79/EC of 2 October 2002 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 76/895/EEC,...

Commission Directive 2002/79/EC of 2 October 2002 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 76/895/EEC, 86/362/EEC, 86/363/EEC and 90/642/EEC as regards the fixing of maximum levels for certain pesticide residues in and on cereals, foodstuffs of animal origin and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables (Text with EEA relevance.)

Commission Directive 2002/71/EC of 19 August 2002 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 76/895/EEC,...

Commission Directive 2002/71/EC of 19 August 2002 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 76/895/EEC, 86/362/EEC, 86/363/EEC and 90/642/EEC as regards the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues (formothion, dimethoate and oxydemeton-methyl) in and on cereals, foodstuffs of animal origin and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables (Text with EEA relevance)

Commission Directive 2002/66/EC of 16 July 2002 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 76/895/EEC,...

Commission Directive 2002/66/EC of 16 July 2002 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 76/895/EEC, 86/362/EEC, 86/363/EEC and 90/642/EEC as regards the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on fruit and vegetables, cereals, foodstuffs of animal origin and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables respectively (Text with EEA relevance)

Commission Directive 2000/57/EC of 22 September 2000 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 76/895/EEC...

Commission Directive 2000/57/EC of 22 September 2000 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 76/895/EEC and 90/642/EEC on the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on fruit and vegetables and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables respectively (Text with EEA relevance)

Commission Directive 2000/24/EC of 28 April 2000 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 76/895/EEC,...

Commission Directive 2000/24/EC of 28 April 2000 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 76/895/EEC, 86/362/EEC, 86/363/EEC and 90/642/EEC on the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on cereals, foodstuffs of animal origin and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables respectively

Commission Directive 1999/65/EC of 24 June 1999 amending Council Directives 86/362/EEC and 90/642/EEC on...

Commission Directive 1999/65/EC of 24 June 1999 amending Council Directives 86/362/EEC and 90/642/EEC on the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on cereals and certain products of plant origin including fruit and vegetables respectively (Text with EEA relevance)

Council Directive 97/41/EC of 25 June 1997 amending Directives 76/895/EEC, 86/362/EEC, 86/363/EEC and 90/642/EEC...

Council Directive 97/41/EC of 25 June 1997 amending Directives 76/895/EEC, 86/362/EEC, 86/363/EEC and 90/642/EEC relating to the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on, respectively, fruit and vegetables, cereals, foodstuffs of animal origin, and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables

Council Directive 96/32/EC of 21 May 1996 amending Annex II to Directive 76/895/EEC relating...

Council Directive 96/32/EC of 21 May 1996 amending Annex II to Directive 76/895/EEC relating to the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on fruit and vegetables and Annex II to Directive 90/642/EEC relating to the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables, and providing for the establishment of a list of maximum levels

Council Directive 93/58/EEC of 29 June 1993 amending Annex II to Directive 76/895/EEC relating...

Council Directive 93/58/EEC of 29 June 1993 amending Annex II to Directive 76/895/EEC relating to the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on fruit and vegetables and the Annex to Directive 90/642/EEC relating to the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables, and providing for the establishment of a first list of maximum levels

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1788/2001 of 7 September 2001 laying down detailed rules for...

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1788/2001 of 7 September 2001 laying down detailed rules for implementing the provisions concerning the certificate of inspection for imports from third countries under Article 11 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 on organic production of agricultural products and indications referring thereto on agricultural products and foodstuffs

Commission Regulation (EC) No 529/95 of 9 March 1995 deferring for imports from certain...

Commission Regulation (EC) No 529/95 of 9 March 1995 deferring for imports from certain third countries the date of application of Article 11 (1) of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 on organic production of agricultural products and indications referring thereto on agricultural products and foodstuffs

Commission Regulation (EEC) No 94/92 of 14 January 1992 laying down detailed rules for...

Commission Regulation (EEC) No 94/92 of 14 January 1992 laying down detailed rules for implementing the arrangements for imports from third countries provided for in Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 on organic production of agricultural products and indications referring thereto on agricultural products and foodstuffs

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2020/2000 of 25 September 2000 amending Regulation (EEC) No 207/93...

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2020/2000 of 25 September 2000 amending Regulation (EEC) No 207/93 defining the content of Annex VI to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 and amending Section C of Annex VI to Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 on organic production of agricultural products and indications referring thereto on agricultural products and foodstuffs

Commission Regulation (EEC) No 207/93 of 29 January 1993 defining the content of Annex...

Commission Regulation (EEC) No 207/93 of 29 January 1993 defining the content of Annex VI to Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 on organic production of agricultural products and indications referring thereto on agricultural products and foodstuffs and laying down detailed rules for implementing the provisions of Article 5 (4) thereto

Commission Regulation (EC) No 473/2002 of 15 March 2002 amending Annexes I, II and...

Commission Regulation (EC) No 473/2002 of 15 March 2002 amending Annexes I, II and VI to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 on organic production of agricultural products and indications referring thereto on agricultural products and foodstuffs, and laying down detailed rules as regards the transmission of information on the use of copper compounds

2002/916/EC: Commission Decision of 21 November 2002 amending Decision 94/652/EC as regards updating the...

2002/916/EC: Commission Decision of 21 November 2002 amending Decision 94/652/EC as regards updating the inventory of tasks to be undertaken within the framework of cooperation by Member States in the scientific examination of questions relating to food (Text with EEA relevance) (notified under document number C(2002) 4447)

2001/773/EC: Commission Decision of 26 October 2001 amending Commission Decision 94/652/EC establishing the inventory...

2001/773/EC: Commission Decision of 26 October 2001 amending Commission Decision 94/652/EC establishing the inventory and distribution of tasks to be undertaken within the framework of cooperation by Member States in the scientific examination of questions relating to food (Text with EEA relevance) (notified under document number C(2001) 3213)

2000/669/EC: Commission Decision of 18 October 2000 amending Decision 94/652/EC establishing the inventory and...

2000/669/EC: Commission Decision of 18 October 2000 amending Decision 94/652/EC establishing the inventory and distribution of tasks to be undertaken within the framework of cooperation by Member States in the scientific examination of questions relating to food (notified under document number C(2000) 3034) (Text with EEA relevance)

2002/811/EC: Council Decision of 3 October 2002 establishing guidance notes supplementing Annex VII to...

2002/811/EC: Council Decision of 3 October 2002 establishing guidance notes supplementing Annex VII to Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms and repealing Council Directive 90/220/EEC

2002/813/EC: Council Decision of 3 October 2002 establishing, pursuant to Directive 2001/18/EC of the...

2002/813/EC: Council Decision of 3 October 2002 establishing, pursuant to Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, the summary notification information format for notifications concerning the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms for purposes other than for placing on the market

2003/701/EC: Commission Decision of 29 September 2003 establishing pursuant to Directive 2001/18/EC of the...

2003/701/EC: Commission Decision of 29 September 2003 establishing pursuant to Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council a format for presenting the results of the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified higher plants for purposes other than placing on the market (Text with EEA relevance) (notified under document number C(2003) 3405)

2004/643/EC: Commission Decision of 19 July 2004 concerning the placing on the market, in...

2004/643/EC: Commission Decision of 19 July 2004 concerning the placing on the market, in accordance with Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of a maize product (Zea mays L. line NK603) genetically modified for glyphosate tolerance (notified under document number C(2004) 2761)(Text with EEA relevance)

2004/204/EC: Commission Decision of 23 February 2004 laying down detailed arrangements for the operation...

2004/204/EC: Commission Decision of 23 February 2004 laying down detailed arrangements for the operation of the registers for recording information on genetic modifications in GMOs, provided for in Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (Text with EEA relevance) (notified under document number C(2004) 540)

2000/608/EC: Commission Decision of 27 September 2000 concerning the guidance notes for risk assessment...

2000/608/EC: Commission Decision of 27 September 2000 concerning the guidance notes for risk assessment outlined in Annex III of Directive 90/219/EEC on the contained use of genetically modified micro-organisms (notified under document number C(2000) 2736) (Text with EEA relevance)