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Incident details
Region/Continent and country:
Europe / Italy
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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

Italy Unauthorised GM rice from USA reported

In September 2006 the Italian authorities notified the EU and its Member States that it had identified unauthorised GM rice in shipments from the USA on 4 separate occasions.

They further reported that unauthorised GM ingredients had been found in pet food from the US. It is thought this was also rice.

For further details of the global rice contamination by LLRICE601 click here
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Further information

2006 - Week 38: EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed >

2006 - Week 52: EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed >


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