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Region/Continent and country:
Europe / Sweden
Category of incident:
What was contaminated:
Food
GM organism involved:
Rice
Year incident occurred:
2007

Route of contamination

Sweden - Unapproved GM rice Bt63 contamination

Tests of eighteen foods imported from Asian countries collected in Stockholm, Sweden, revealed unapproved GM rice in one product, a rice noodle from China. The tests were conducted by the City of Stockholm's Environment and Health Administration (miljoforvaltningen i Stockholm) and revealed the presence of a Bt toxin gene which makes GM rice resistant to insects. The importer, Hong Kong trading in Stockholm, immediately recalled the suspected products, and the National Food Administration reported the matter to the EU via the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF).

For full details of the contamination of food products with illegal Bt63 rice from China click here
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Further information

The National Food Administration (Livsmedelsverket, SLV) Official press release: >

Spar av otillatet genmodifierat ris hittat i kinesiska risnudlar (Related article by Newsdesk 20th November 2007) >

EU Rapid Food Alert System for Food and Feed - Week 47 >


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