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Region/Continent and country:
Europe / Luxembourg
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What was contaminated:
Food
GM organism involved:
Rice
Year incident occurred:
2006

Route of contamination
Failure of control systems at Bayer CropScience

Luxembourg – Unauthorised GM rice from USA reported

In November 2006, the authorities of Luxembourg notified the EU and its Member States that it had identified unauthorised GM rice LLRICE601 from the USA in 3 food products on sale to the public. Two products were withdrawn prior to the test results and the third was withdrawn immediately afterwards.

For further details of the global rice contamination by LLRICE601 click here
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2006 - Week 45: EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed >


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