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Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the traceability and labelling of genetically modified organisms and the traceability of food and feed products produced from genetically modified organisms and amending Directive 2001/18/EC

Country/Territory
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
2003
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Official Journal L 268, 18 October 2003, pp. 24-28
Subject
Livestock, Environment gen., Food & nutrition
Keyword
Genetically modified organism (GMO) Inspection Food quality control/food safety Packaging/labelling Traceability/product tracing Animal feed/feedstuffs
Geographical area
European Union Countries
Entry into force notes
The Regulation shall enter into force on 17 November 2003. However, articles 1 to 7 as well as article 9 (1) shall apply with effect from 18 January 2004.
Abstract

The present Regulation lays down a framework for the traceability of products consisting of or containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and food and feed produced from GMOs, with a view to facilitating accurate labelling, monitoring the effects on the environment and human health and at the same time providing for the implementation of the appropriate risk management measures inlcuding, if necessary, withdrawal of products. At the first stage of the placing on the market of the aforementioned products, operators shall ensure that the following information is transmitted in writing to the operator receiving the product: (a) that they contain or consist of GMOs; (b) the unique identifier(s) assigned to those GMOs in accordance with article 8. Part B of article 4 regards labelling. Further, article 5 defines the traceability system to be applied to food and feed produced from GMOs. Article 9 deals with inspection and control measures.

Full text
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Website
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References - Legislation

Amends

Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms and repealing Council Directive 90/220/EEC

Legislation | European Union | 2001 (2018)

Keyword: Genetically modified organism (GMO), PIC-prior informed consent, Data collection/reporting, Access-to-information, Precautionary principle, Biotechnology

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Genetic Engineering Implementation Act.

Legislation | Germany | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, GMO, Animal feed/feedstuffs

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act on safety of food and nutrition.

Legislation | Poland | 2006

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Basic legislation, Packaging/labelling, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Early warning system/emergency intervention system, Institution, Nutrition

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act on fodders.

Legislation | Poland | 2006

Keyword: Animal feed/feedstuffs, Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, GMO, Internal trade, International trade, Inspection, Packaging/labelling, Basic legislation, Animal health, Authorization/permit, Drugs

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act no. 140/2021 on cultivation of genetically modified plants and agricultural products.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2006 (2021)

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Agricultural commodities, Genetically modified organism (GMO), Genetic resources, Ecological production/organic production, Biotechnology

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Notification (2006:1034) regarding provisions of the European Communities which complete provisions of the Act relative to animal testing.

Legislation | Sweden | 2006

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Residues, Meat, Inspection, Animal health, Animal production, Genetically modified organism (GMO), Animal feed/feedstuffs, Pests/diseases

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Genetic Engineering Implementation Act.

Legislation | Germany | 2004 (2015)

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Genetically modified organism (GMO), Animal feed/feedstuffs

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Notification relative to EC regulations that complete the Food Act (SFS No. 1243 of 2004).

Legislation | Sweden | 2005

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Animal health, Animal feed/feedstuffs

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (W.S.I. No. 1913 (W.156) of 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005

Keyword: Ecosystem preservation, EIA, Pollution control, Genetically modified organism (GMO), Biotechnology, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Biosafety, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending the Act on foodstuffs and tobacco products.

Legislation | Czechia | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Internal trade, Inspection, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Notification (2010:231) regarding provisions of the European Communities which complete provisions of the Food Act.

Legislation | Sweden | 2010

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Meat, Residues, Inspection, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal health, Animal production, Animal welfare

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Notification (2011:198) regarding provisions of the European Communities which complete provisions of the Act relative to animal feed and by-products of animal origin (2006:805).

Legislation | Sweden | 2011

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Meat, Residues, Inspection, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal health, Animal production, Animal welfare

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act on safety of food and nutrition.

Legislation | Poland | 2006 (2023)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Early warning system, Institution, Nutrition

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Federal Act on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of feed, compounds and additives.

Legislation | Austria | 1999 (2020)

Keyword: Consumer protection, Fish products, Basic legislation, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Standards, International trade, Certification, Inspection, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Animal health, Animal production, Authorization/permit, Business/industry/corporations, Internal trade, Packaging/labelling, Offences/penalties, Registration, Residues

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Animal Feed Act.

Legislation | Slovenia | 2006 (2012)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Food quality control/food safety, Early warning system, Institution, Data collection/reporting, Packaging/labelling, Animal feed/feedstuffs

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 164 on food and animal feed-stuff trade.

Legislation | Denmark | 2011

Keyword: Animal feed/feedstuffs, Transport/storage, International trade, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Offences/penalties, Pests/diseases, Marking/identification, Inspection, Data collection/reporting, Animal health, Classification/declassification, Hazardous substances, Pesticides

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 418 of 2004 to amend the Decree Genetically Modified Organisms Based on the Act Concerning Environmentally Harmful Substances regarding transboundary movement and traceability and labelling of genetically modified organisms.

Legislation | Netherlands | 2004

Keyword: EIA, Authorization/permit, Genetically modified organism (GMO), Data collection/reporting, Traceability/product tracing, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Genetically Modified Organisms (Traceability and Labelling) (Wales) Regulations 2005 (W.S.I. No. 1914 (W.157) of 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Genetically modified organism (GMO), Packaging/labelling, Fish products, Offences/penalties, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Traceability/product tracing

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Notification No. 1243 of 2005 relative to EC-Directives supplementing the Food Act (1971:511).

Legislation | Sweden | 2005

Keyword: Fish products, Food quality control/food safety, Residues, Animal production, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Inspection, Animal health

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Notification No. 1244 of 2005 relative to EC-Directives supplementing the Act relative to feeding stuffs.

Legislation | Sweden | 2005

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Residues, Animal production, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Inspection, Animal health

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 34 on transboundary movements of genetically modified organisms.

Legislation | Denmark | 2012

Keyword: Genetically modified organism (GMO), Transboundary effects, Offences/penalties, International trade, Traceability/product tracing, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Equine Stud-Book and Competition) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 399 of 2004).

Legislation | Ireland | 2004

Keyword: Animal reproduction, Equine-animals, Herd book

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree-Law No. 164/2004 on genetically modified food and feed.

Legislation | Portugal | 2004

Keyword: Genetically modified organism (GMO), Inspection, Food quality control/food safety, Authorization/permit, Packaging/labelling, Registration, Access-to-information, Traceability/product tracing, Animal feed/feedstuffs

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree-Law No. 168/2004 implementing EU Regulation No. 1830/2003 of the Parliament and Council on the traceability and labelling of GMO and the traceability of food and feed products originated from GMOs.

Legislation | Portugal | 2004

Keyword: Genetically modified organism (GMO), Inspection, Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Traceability/product tracing, Animal feed/feedstuffs

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Feedingstuffs) (Genetically Modified Feed) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 424 of 2004).

Legislation | Ireland | 2004

Keyword: Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal health, Genetically modified organism (GMO), Inspection, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Recommendation 2004/787/EC on technical guidance for sampling and detection of genetically modified organisms and material produced from genetically modified organisms as or in products in the context of Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003.

Legislation | European Union | 2004

Keyword: Genetically modified organism (GMO), Inspection, Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Animal feed/feedstuffs

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Legislative Decree No. 70 laying down the penalties to be applied in case of violation of Regulation (EC) No. 1829/2003 and Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003 concerning genetically modified food and feed.

Legislation | Italy | 2005

Keyword: Offences/penalties, Food quality control/food safety, Genetically modified organism (GMO), Packaging/labelling, Animal feed/feedstuffs

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act on genetically modified organisms.

Legislation | Poland | 2001 (2022)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Genetically modified organism (GMO), PIC-prior informed consent, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 2411 of 2004).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2004

Keyword: Ecosystem preservation, EIA, Pollution control, Genetically modified organism (GMO), Biotechnology, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Genetically Modified Organisms (Traceability and Labelling) (England) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 2412 of 2004).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Genetically modified organism (GMO), Packaging/labelling, Fish products, Offences/penalties, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Traceability/product tracing

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 150 of 2004 to amend the Decree containing rules relative to new foodstuffs and new food ingredients made under the Commodities Act in relation with EC Regulations 1829/2003 and 1830/2003.

Legislation | Netherlands | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Novel food, Traceability/product tracing, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Genetically Modified Organisms (Traceability and Labelling) (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (S.S.I. No. 438 of 2004).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Genetically modified organism (GMO), Packaging/labelling, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union (Genetically Modified Foodstuffs) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 268 of 2013).

Legislation | Ireland | 2013

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Genetically modified organism (GMO), Institution, Packaging/labelling, Traceability/product tracing, Internal trade, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Act.

Legislation | Finland | 2006 (2011)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Inspection, Processing/handling, Institution, Internal trade, International trade, Packaging/labelling, Traceability/product tracing, Offences/penalties, Animal health

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Animal Feed Act (No. 86 of 2008).

Legislation | Finland | 2008

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Animal health, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Institution, Pests/diseases, Inspection, Traceability/product tracing, Genetically modified organism (GMO), Basic legislation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 641 on penalties for infringement of certain regulations on genetically modified food.

Legislation | Denmark | 2015

Keyword: Genetically modified organism (GMO), Traceability/product tracing, Packaging/labelling, Offences/penalties, Enforcement/compliance, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law on gene technology activities.

Legislation | Hungary | 1998 (2015)

Keyword: Biotechnology, Food quality control/food safety, Genetically modified organism (GMO), Processing/handling, Authorization/permit, Internal trade, International trade, Inspection, Institution, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal production, Genetic resources, Education, Plant production, Registration

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Animal Feed Act (No. 1263 of 2020).

Legislation | Finland | 2020

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Basic legislation, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal health, Inspection, Traceability/product tracing, Genetically modified organism (GMO), Packaging/labelling, Internal trade, International trade, Drugs, Processing/handling, Data collection/reporting, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Règlement grand-ducal du 4 avril 2005 portant sanction et exécution des dispositions - du règlement (CE) N°1829/2003 du Parlement Européen et du Conseil du 22 septembre 2003 concernant les denrées alimentaires et les aliments pour animaux génétiquement modifiés et - du règlement (CE) N°1830/2003 du Parlement Européen et du Conseil du 22 septembre 2003 concernant la traçabilité et l'étiquetage des organismes génétiquement modifiés et la traçabilité des produits destinés à l'alimentation humaine ou animale produits à partir d'organismes génétiquement modifiés, et modifiant la directive 2001/18/CE.

Legislation | Luxembourg | 2005

Keyword: Genetically modified organism (GMO), Biosecurity, Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Traceability/product tracing, Offences/penalties, Internal trade, Processing/handling, Authorization/permit, Animal feed/feedstuffs

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act on fodders.

Legislation | Poland | 2006 (2023)

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Genetically modified organism (GMO), Internal trade, International trade, Inspection, Packaging/labelling, Basic legislation, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal health, Authorization/permit, Drugs

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Feed Act (2007)

Legislation | Estonia | 2007 (2022)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Processing/handling, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Animal health, Public health, Environmental standards, Authorization/permit, Registration, Business/industry/corporations, Research, Monitoring, Protection of environment, Genetically modified organism (GMO), Drugs, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX