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Policy Model – Managing Low Level Presence of Genetically Modified Crops in Imported Grain, Food and Feed

1. Purpose

2. Definitions

3. Objectives

4. Guiding principles

5. Scope

6. Eligibility criteria

7. Risk management approach for LLP in grain for food and feed use

8. Roles and responsibilities

The implementation of a comprehensive LLP policy would require efforts from government entities as well as various players of the grain supply chain.

9. Monitoring activities

10. References

Appendix 1

Graduated risk-based approach to managing LLP

The following figure illustrates the eligibility criteria that must be met by a GM crop to be considered LLP in order to be managed using the graduated risk-based approach featured in this policy model.

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LLP Policy Model

To be considered low level presence under the policy model, concentrations of a genetically modified crop between 0% and 3% must meet two criteria:

  • Genetically modified crop approved for food use in one country, in accordance with Codex Guidelines
  • Detection method and sample material of genetically modified crop provided to importing country

Concentrations of a genetically modified crop between 0.2% and 3% must meet two additional criteria:

  • Data package for authorization of genetically modified crop submitted to importing country
  • Proactive LLP risk assessments completed by importing country

Over 3%:

  • Policy does not apply, case by case assessment
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