Before a GMO can be approved, the public has 30 days to comment :
- on the summary of the applications submitted underDirective 2001/18/EC.
- on the risk assessment done by theEuropean Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for applications submitted under Regulation (EC) 1829/2003 (see below).
After the consultation, the Commission sends the comments received for the applications submitted under Directive 2001/18/EC directly to the lead competent authority for analysis. Scientific comments received for the applications submitted under Regulation (EC) 1829/2003 are sent to EFSA who checks their impact on the EFSA scientific opinion.
Scientific Opinion on the Assessment of genetically modified maize MIR162for renewal authorisation under Regulation (EC)No 1829/2003 (application EFSA-GMO-RX-025).