GM rice LLRICE601: EFSA response

EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) states likelihood of safety for LLRICE601, while stating insufficient data for a full risk assessment.

"The GMO Panel has evaluated the available scientific data on LLRICE601. According to the Statement of the Panel issued today there is insufficient data to provide a full risk assessment in accordance with EFSA’s GM guidance. On the basis of the available molecular and compositional data and the toxicological profile of a newly introduced protein, the Panel considers that the consumption of imported long grain rice containing trace levels of LLRICE601 is not likely to pose an imminent safety concern to humans or animals. The Panel Statement will now be forwarded to the European Commission and Member States who are responsible for risk management measures in relation to LLRICE601."