Brussels, 9 March 2006
Commission Decision of 3 March 2006 authorising the placing on the market of food containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified maize line 1507 (DAS-Ø15Ø7-1) pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L70/82 9.3.2006).
(1) On 15 February 2001, Pioneer Overseas Corporation and Dow AgroSciences Europe jointly submitted to the competent authorities of the Netherlands a request, in accordance with Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council of January 1997 concerning novel foods and novel food ingredients, for the placing on the market of foods and food ingredients derived from genetically modified maize line 1507 as novel foods or as novel food ingredients (the products). [...]
(5) The scope of Regulation (EC) No 258/97 is limited to the placing on the market, within the Community, of novel foods or novel food ingredients. Consequently the present decision does not cover the placing on the market of feed containing, consisting of or produced from maize line 1507. [...]
(6) In particular, the placing on the market of genetically modified maize line 1507 as or in some products including feed containing or consisting of this maize is subject to Commission Decision 2005/772/EC of 3 November 2005 concerning the placing on the market, in accordance with Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of a maize product (Zea mays L., line 1507) genetically modified for resistance to certain lepidopteran pests and for tolerance to the herbicide glufosinate-ammonium.
Article 7 - Validity
This Decision shall be valid for a period of 10 years from the date of its adoption.