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Italy finds unauthorized variety of genetically modified rice in imports
It found that four samples included the Liberty Link Rice 601, a genetically modified variety developed by Bayer CropScience AG in the United States. It was testing three more batches, the ministry said in a statement late Thursday.

The European Union allows only genetically modified foodstuffs that have been evaluated and authorized to be placed on the EU market.
Liberty Link is not among them and also is not approved for human consumption in the United States.

"It's a very serious episode," Health Minister Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio was quoted as saying in Corriere della Sera on Friday. "We need more checks and rules to safeguard consumers' health."

The Health Ministry said that the contaminated rice will be taken off supermarket shelves and either be destroyed or sent back.

On Thursday, the EU alerted officials in Britain, France and Germany that some of the genetically modified long-grain rice may have entered their nations. Brussels also said it would reinforce controls.

Dutch officials found traces of Liberty Link Rice 601 in shipments that arrived in the port of Rotterdam last month.
MGR Archive 24.9.2006
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