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Cabinet of Ministers Sets Criteria for GMO Use in Animal Feed without Registration

Genetically modified organisms can be used in the production of animal feed in Russia, provided that they have received prior authorization for the production of food raw materials and food products, such as soybeans and soybean meal. The government resolution N0. 291, outlining these regulations, has been published on the official portal for regulatory legal acts.

Cabinet of Ministers Sets Criteria for GMO Use in Animal Feed without Registration
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According to the resolution, “genetically modified organisms designed for environmental release and approved for the production of food raw materials and products, such as soybeans and soybean meal, are exempt from registration for animal feed production.”

The new regulations also pertain to imported goods.

“This will greatly reduce costs and eliminate limitations on the import of products containing GMOs,” Sergei Mikhnyuk, executive director of the National Feed Union, told Veterinary Medicine and Life. He also pointed out that the feed industry has positively received these changes, as the resolution removes the requirement to re-register such components for feed production.

“We are currently planning to seek clarifications on the provisions of this resolution from the regulator to ensure that all market participants interpret it correctly and to avoid misunderstandings at the border that could lead to the return of goods to the sender,” Mikhnyuk added.

The new rules will remain in effect until January 1, 2025.

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English version, 26 Mar 2024 10:21
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