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Incident details
Region/Continent and country:
Europe / Germany
Category of incident:
What was contaminated:
Food
GM organism involved:
Papaya
Year incident occurred:
2004

Route of contamination
Failure post-harvest segregation

Downloads
German Ministry letter to Commission - page 1 (jpg file 221KB)
German Ministry letter to Commission page 2 (jpg file 228KB)
German Environment Ministry letter to Greenpeace Germany (pdf file 1,091 KB)

Germany - GM papaya imported from Hawaii

The German Ministry confirmed in letters to Greenpeace and the European Commission that GM papaya had been imported illegally into Germany from Hawaii. GM papaya does not have a marketing consent in Europe.
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