Statement of the Scientific Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms in response to the request of the European Commission on inadvertent presence of genetically modified rice LLRICE601 -- no imminent

September 18, 2006

Brussels, 15 Sep 2006

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The available data are not sufficient to allow the safety of LLRICE601 to be assessed in accordance with the EFSA guidance for risk assessment. However, on the basis of the available molecular and compositional data and on the toxicological profile of PAT proteins, EFSA 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.

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European Food Safety Authority -- EFSA

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