HEALTH AND FOOD SAFETY Genetically Modified Organisms

Genetically Modified Organisms


Community register of GM food and feed.

Event MZIR098
Authorisation holder Name Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Authorisation holder Address Rosentalstrasse 67,
CH-4058 Basel, Switzerland

Represented in the Union by: Syngenta Crop Protection NV/SA, Avenue Louise, 489, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Products (1) foods and food ingredients containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize SYN-ØØØ98-3;
(2) feed containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize SYN-ØØØ98-3;
(3) products containing or consisting of genetically modified maize SYN-ØØØ98-3 for uses other than those provided for in points (1) and (2), with the exception of cultivation.
Designation The genetically modified maize SYN-ØØØ98-3 expresses the ecry3.1Ab gene and the mcry3A gene, which confer protection against certain coleopteran pests and the pat gene, which confers tolerance to glufosinate-ammonium based herbicides.
Labelling For the purposes of the labelling requirements laid down in Article 13(1) and Article 25(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003, and in Article 4(6) of Regulation (EC) No 1830/2003, the 'name of the organism' shall be 'maize';

The words 'not for cultivation' shall appear on the label of and in the accompanying documents of the products containing or consisting of SYN-ØØØ98-3 maize, with the exception of foods and food ingredients.
Method for detection - Event specific real-time quantitative PCR based method for detection of the genetically modified maize SYN-ØØØ98-3.

- Validated by the EU Reference Laboratory established under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003, published at
Reference material Reference Material: AOCS 1114-B2 is accessible via the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) at
Unique identifier SYN-ØØØ98-3
Annex II to the Cartagena Protocol
Conditions or restrictions on the placing on the market Not required
Post-market monitoring requirements Monitoring plan for environmental effects conforming with Annex VII to Directive 2001/18/EC
Date of authorisation 18/08/2021
Legal base Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1390 of 17 August 2021
Authorisation expiration date 17/07/2031
Further information on risk assessment Opinion of the European Food Safety Au