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European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), European Union
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) of European Union (EU) overlooks the risk assessment regarding food and feed safety. In close collaboration with national authorities and in open consultation with its stakeholders, EFSA provides independent scientific advice and clear communication on existing and emerging risks.
The Directive 2001/18/EC of the EU contains part B relevant to release for research and development which is used for conduct of experimental filed trials on GM crops and part C relevant to release for placing a GM product on the market require consent.