EFSA's handling of various issues relating to Genetically Modified Insects
Case 346/2013/SID - Opened on Wednesday | 20 March 2013 - Decision on Wednesday | 28 January 2015 - Institution concerned European Food Safety Authority (Critical remark)
1) EFSA failed adequately to address the conflict of interest issues raised with respect to certain members of the Working Group on Genetically Modified Insects.
2) EFSA failed properly to address the issue of ingestion of Genetically Modified Insects in its draft Guidance document for Environmental Risk Assessment on Genetically Modified Animals which it issued for consultation in June 2012.
1) EFSA should reconstitute the Working Group on Genetically Modified Insects and, in doing so, it should ensure that no members are biased or have a conflict of interest.
2) EFSA should duly take into account the issue of ingestion of Genetically Modified Insects when drawing up its Guidance document for Environmental Risk Assessment on Genetically Modified Animals.