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

Route of contamination
Failure of control systems at Bayer CropScience

Italy - Rice from the USA found to be contaminated by GMOs

On 7th March 2007, the Italian authorities notified the EU and its Member States that unauthorised genetically modified rice had been found amongst a rice shipment originating from the United States via the United Kingdom.

For full details of the global rice contamination by LLRICE601 click here
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