Legal basis

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission has been designated as European Union Reference Laboratory for Genetically Modified Food and Feed (EURL GMFF) (1) under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003. Under its provisions the JRC is assisted by a consortium of National Reference Laboratories (NRLs) referred to as the “European Network of GMO Laboratories” (ENGL). Under Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 the JRC is also designated as EURL GMFF (2) for official controls performed to ensure the verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules. This Regulation has been repealed by Regulation (EU) 2017/625 on official controls and other official activities performed to ensure additional verification of plant health and plant protection products rules.

Below a list of EU legal acts on GMOs that are relevant for the EURL GMFF tasks and activities:

Other relevant legal acts

 

 

1 - The official version of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 designates as the Community Reference Laboratory (CRL) the Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). The CRL name was changed in European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) after entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon in 2009.

2 - The official version of Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 indicates as Community reference laboratory for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) the laboratory referred to in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003. This Regulation designates as Community Reference Laboratory (CRL) the Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). The CRL name was later changed in European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) after entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon in 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

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