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

Route of contamination
Illegal importation

Greece - BT63 Rice from China reaches Greece

On 21st February 2007, the Greek authorities notified the EU and its Member States that they had identifed unauthorised genetically modified rice from China. The exact variety of this rice was not confirmed but it is thought to have been Bt63.

On 30th March, the Greek authorities notified the EU and its Member States that the unauthorised genetically modified rice had been found amongst rice protein concentrate from Hong Kong. It is assumed this was also Bt63.

On 18th April 2007 the Greek authorities notified the EU and its Member States that the unauthorised genetically modified rice Bt63 had been identified by boarder controls in rice protein content from China.

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