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EFSA and EU session

27 November 2014

This is the fifth session of the Committee’s inquiry into genetically modified (GM) foods and the way in which these are regulated at European level under the precautionary principle.

This session focuses on the current European regulatory system for genetically modified crops. The first part of the session comprises witnesses from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and its expert panel on genetically modified organisms. Questions will focus on EFSA’s role and operation in relation to genetically modified crops, its involvement in both risk assessment and risk management and its relationship with the European Commission.

The second part of the session comprises witnesses from the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Consumers. Questions will focus on the operation of the current regulatory system and potential opportunities for improvement

Witnesses

The Committee meeting will take place on Monday 1 December 2014 at 4.05pm in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House.

At 4.05 pm

  • Dr Elisabeth Waigmann, Head of GMO Unit, European Food Safety Authority
  • Professor Joe Perry, Chair, GMO Panel, European Food Safety Authority

At 5.00 pm

  • Eric Poudelet, Director, Safety of the Food Chain, Directorate General for Health and Consumers, European Commission
  • Dorothée André, Head of Unit, Biotechnology, Directorate General for Health and Consumers, European Commission

Further information

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