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Region/Continent and country:
Europe / Czech Republic
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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

Czech Republic LLRICE601 found in long grain rice

On 19th April the Czech authorities notified the EU and its Member States that it had identified the unauthorised LLRICE601 in packets of long grain rice being sold in the Czech Republic. They had been imported from Germany, but the rice had originally been imported into the EU from the United States via the Netherlands.

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