HEALTH AND FOOD SAFETY Genetically Modified Organisms

Genetically Modified Organisms


Community register of GM food and feed.

Event GHB614
Authorisation holder Name BASF Agricultural Solution Seed US LLC
Represented by BASF SE, Germany
Authorisation holder Address BASF Agricultural Solution Seed US LLC100 Park Avenue, Florham Park, New Jersey 07932, United States of America
Represented by BASF SE, Carl-Bosch-Str. 38, 67063 Ludwigshafen, Germany
Products (1) Foods and food ingredients containing, consisting of, or produced from BCS-GHØØ2-5 cotton;
(2) Feed containing, consisting of, or produced from BCS-GHØØ2-5 cotton;
(3) Products other than food and feed containing or consisting of BCS-GHØØ2-5 cotton for the same uses as any other maize with the exception of cultivation.
Designation The genetically modified BCS-GHØØ2-5 cotton, as described in the application, expresses the 2mEPSPS protein which confers tolerance to glyphosate 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 'cotton'.

(2) The words 'not for cultivation' shall appear on the label of and in documents accompanying products containing or consisting of BCS-GHØØ2-5 cotton referred to in Article 2(b) and (c).
Method for detection - Event specific real-time quantitative PCR based method for genetically modified cotton BCS-GHØØ2-5.

- Validated by the Community reference laboratory established under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003, published at
Reference material - Reference Material: AOCS 1108-A and AOCS 0306-A accessible via the American Oil Chemists Society at
Unique identifier BCS-GHØØ2-5
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 17/06/2011
Legal base Art. 7(3), and 19(3) of the Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003
Commission Decision 2011/354/EU of 17 June 2011
Amended by Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1195 of 10 July 2019
Authorisation expiration date renewal ongoing
Further information on risk assessment Opinion of the European Food Safety Authority: