Global LLP Initiative (GLI) Memorandum on Improving Access to Data and Information for Food and Feed Safety Assessment in Situations of Low-Level Presence (LLP) of Recombinant-DNA (rDNA) Plant MaterialFootnote 1
- The goal of this document is to express the common understanding among GLI member countries that governments should be encouraged to share data and information about completed food and feed safety assessments of recombinant DNA (rDNA) plant material with importing country governments in instances of LLP in imported food and feed.
- Recognizing that information sharing is subject to domestic laws, regulations and policies, this increased transparency and availability of data and information could help countries addressing LLP incidents fulfill their own legal and regulatory requirements.
- GLI member countries express our common understanding that access to data and information in completed food and feed safety assessments of rDNA plants, where available, is an important tool for helping countries address LLP incidents.
- GLI member countries believe that the ability to provide and receive information on completed assessments, where available and subject to domestic laws, regulations and policies, can build confidence among both importing and exporting nations to make informed risk management decisions regarding LLP situations.
- GLI member countries further believe that such information sharing would help lay a foundation for future, more robust efforts at regulatory cooperation among nations, and increase confidence between nations in managing situations of LLP in food and feed.
- GLI member countries note that such information sharing can be done in accordance with national commitments to the protection of Confidential Business Information, which contributes to an enabling environment for future technological advances.
- GLI member countries believe that such information sharing aligns with the interest and goals that we have expressed in our "International Statement on Low Level Presence".
- GLI member countries acknowledge that effective communication between importing nations and developers of rDNA plant material is important to managing LLP situations.
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