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Feb 27, 2012

Ukraine Updates Biosafety Law To Better Track Traceability Testing

Verkhovna Rada
Parliament of Ukraine in Kiev
On 27 February 2012, the Black Sea Biotechnology Association issued a press release summarizing how the Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) has amended Ukraine's Law on the State of Biosafety System in an effort to improve its ability to track trace amounts of gene modified (GM) food.

These amendments to the law provided for a scientific and methodological center for GM testing. They also provided a new series of definitions and procedures for testing, which include:
  • "scientific and methodological coordination of testing laboratories;
  • training and reference samples, and samples of GM benchmarks;
  • implementation of inter-laboratory comparison of results;
  • establishments of methods of identification of GM products; and 
  • provide arbitration upon request."
For more see: "Ukraine Makes Changes to the State System of Biosafety," Black Sea Biotechnology Association, 27 February 2012.

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