Biosafety - BioTrack

Biotechnology Regulatory Contacts in OECD Member Countries

 

Most OECD Member countries have a system of regulatory oversight in place to cover products of modern biotechnology intended for release to the environment and for food and feed use.

This page includes links to specific portals of each member country written in OECD official languages that include information on these systems.  For example, latest information on main policy, regulatory scheme, products approved, organisational structure, links to relevant organisations/ websites, and contact points for further information could be obtained through these portals.

 

For release to the environment:

 

 Australia

 Office of the Gene Technology Regulator

 Austria

 Contact Point

 Belguim

 Scientific Institute of Public Health - Biosafety and Biotechnology Unit (SBB)
 Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment

 Canada

 Environment Canada
 Canadian Food Inspection Agency

 Chile

 -

 Czech Republic

 Czech Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH)

 Denmark

 Danish Ministry of the Environment

 Estonia

 Ministry of Environment
 Contact Point

 Finland

 Board for Gene Technology

 France

 Ministry of Agriculture

 Germany

 The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety

 Greece

 -

 Hungary

 Hungarian Biosafety Homepage

 Iceland

 -

 Ireland

 Department of the Environment and Local Government

 Isreal

 -

 Italy

 Italian Biosafety Clearing-house

 Japan

 Japan Biosafety Clearing-house

 Korea

 Korea Biosafety Clearing-house

 Luxembourg

 -

 Mexico

 Contact Point

 Netherlands

 Contact Point

 New Zealand

 Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA)

 Norway

 Norwegian National Biosafety Clearing-house

 Poland

 Polish Biosafety Clearing-house

 Portugal

 -

 Slovak Republic

 Contact Point

 Slovenia

 Slovenian Biosafety Portal 

 Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning

 Spain

 Contact Point

 Sweden

 Official Site for the Swedish Gene Technology Authorities

 Switzerland

 Swtizerland- Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)

 Turkey

 Contact Point

 United Kingdom

 Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

 United States

 United States Regulatory Agencies Unified Biotechnology

 European Commission

 Directorate General for Health and Comsumers

 

 

For Food and Feed Use:

 

 Australia

 Contact Point

 Austria

 Contact Point

 Belguim

 Scientific Institute of Public Health - Biosafety and Biotechnology Unit (SBB)
 Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment

 Canada

 Canadian Food Inspection Agency
 Health Canada

 Chile

 -

 Czech Republic

 Czech Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH)

 Denmark

 Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries

 Estonia

 Ministry of Agriculture
 Contact Point

 Finland

 Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

 France

 Minstry of Finance

 Germany

 The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety

 Greece

 -

 Hungary

 -

 Iceland

 -

 Ireland

 Food Safety Authority of Ireland

 Isreal

 -

 Italy

 -

 Japan

 Foods and Food Additives Produced by Recombinant DNA Techniques

 Korea

 -

 Luxembourg

 -

 Mexico

 Contact Point

 Netherlands

 Contact Point

 New Zealand

 Food Standards Australia New Zealand

 Norway

 -

 Poland

 Chief Sanitary Inspectorate

 Portugal

 -

 Slovak Republic

 Contact Point

 Slovenia

 Contact Point

 Spain

 Contact Point

 Sweden

 Official Site for the Swedish Gene Technology Authorities

 Switzerland

 Office Fedéral de la Santé Publique-Denrées alimentaires génétiquement modifiées

 Turkey

 -

 United Kingdom

 Food Standard Agency – Advisory Committee Novel Foods and Processes

 United States

 United States Regulatory Agencies Unified Biotechnology Website

 European Commission

 Directorate General for Health and Comsumers

 

 

 

 

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