Testbiotech comment on EFSA’s assessment of genetically engineered maize MZIR098 for food and feed uses, under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA-GMO-DE-2017-142) by Syngenta

Maize MZIR098 was produced by Syngenta to express the following proteins:
• synthetic Bt toxin eCry3.1Ab (fusion of modified Cry3A (mCry3A) gene and a synthetic Cry1Ab),
• synthetic Bt toxin mCry3A (plant codon optimised Cry3A),
• PAT conferring resistance to the active herbicide ingredient, glufosinate ammonium.

Implementing Regulation 503/2013 was applied in the EFSA risk assessment (EFSA, 2020a).

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