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ID-Number  MON-ØØ81Ø-6
International ISAAA: MON810
Trait  Insect resistance
Notified as "existing product"
Company Monsanto
Presented in France
Date 1995
Legislation The application was submitted according to the earlier directive 90/220 and to the Novel Food regulation (258/97).

Valid license transfer, according to the valid regulation (notified as an "existing product").

Scope of notification Cultivation in the EU;
Food and food additives;
Feed and feed additives
GM plant Brief description
Status Re-examination of licensing requirements during notification.
SCP opinion Statement of the scientific committee for plants (SCP) on February 10th, 1998 during licensing procedure according to release directive 90/220.

Conclusion: MON810-maize is as safe as conventional maize.

Brief description

Status Authorised by decision of the EU commission on April 22nd, 1998.

Commission decision

Notification: 18/04/2005

Conditions or restrictions Labelling and traceability: According to legal regulations.

Post-market monitoring: Not required.

Detection method available and validated throughout the EU.

European Union Reference Laboratory for GM food and feed

Authorization expiration date 18/04/2007

Authorisation is expired. An application for readmission including products of MON810 has been filed. Until a decision has been reached the authorisation from 1998 remains valid.

Authorisation for  pollen
  The authorisation from 1998 was restricted to certain foods. Therefore, the European Court of Justice classified MON810 pollen in honey as not marketable (September 2011).
EFSA opinion In 2012 Monsanto applied for admission of MON810 pollen in honey.

The EFSA GMO Panel gave an opinion on December 19, 2012. Conclusion: Compared to conventional maize pollen in honey, MON810 pollen poses no additional health risk.

EFSA opinion


The application was never put on the agenda of the Standing Committee. The EU commission authorised MON810 pollen as food on November 6, 2013.

Commission Decision



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