HEALTH AND FOOD SAFETY Genetically Modified Organisms

Genetically Modified Organisms


Community register of GM food and feed.

Event MON88017
Authorisation holder Name Bayer CropScience LP
Authorisation holder Address 800 N. Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63167
United States of America

Represented in the Union by:
Bayer Agriculture BV,
Scheldelaan 460
2040 Antwerp, Belgium
Products (1) foods and food ingredients containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize (Zea mays L.) MON-88Ø17-3;
(2) feed containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize (Zea mays L.) MON-88Ø17-3;
(3) products containing or consisting of genetically modified maize (Zea mays L.) MON-88Ø17-3 for uses other than those provided for in points (1) and (2), with the exception of cultivation.
Designation The genetically modified maize MON-88Ø17-3 expresses a modified cry3Bb1 gene, which provides protection to certain coleopteran pests and the cp4 epsps gene, which confers tolerance to glyphosate-based herbicides.
Labelling (1) For the purposes of the labelling requirements laid down in Articles 13(1) and 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'.

(2) The words 'not for cultivation' shall appear on the label of and in documents accompanying products containing or consisting of MON-88Ø17-3 maize referred to in Article 2(b) and (c).
Method for detection - Event specific real-time quantitative PCR based method for genetically modified maize MON-88Ø17-3.

- Validated by the Community reference laboratory established under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003, published at
Reference material - Reference Material: AOCS 0406-D accessible via the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) at
Unique identifier MON-88Ø17-3
Annex II to the Cartagena Protocol Biosafety Clearing-House
Conditions or restrictions on the placing on the market Not applicable
Post-market monitoring requirements Monitoring plan for environmental effects conforming with Annex VII to Directive 2001/18/EC
Date of authorisation 22/01/2021
Legal base Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/67 of 22 January 2021
Authorisation expiration date 21/01/2031
Further information on risk assessment Opinion of the European Food Safety Authority: