Norway: Mattilsynet (The Norwegian Food Safety Authority) has found illegal genetically modified soybeans from Thailand.
Raitip Soy Beans with date 4-7-17 was imported and distributed by OrientDeli AS and manufactured by Thai Cereals World Co.
The lot contains at least 60% genetically modified soya beans of type A 2704-12, MON 89788 and MON 40-3-2. These soy variants are genetically modified to withstand use of herbicides with the active substances glyphosate or glufosinate ammonium.
They are risk assessed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and approved for use in food and feed. While there is no health hazard from eating the soybeans they are not approved in Norway, making sale illegal.
Product was sold in Chili (Oslo), Oriental Supermarket (Strømmen), Keiser (Jessheim), Keiser Fruitmarket (Lillestrøm), My Asia Mat (Tønsberg), Vina Import (Haugesund), Hoang Asia Mat (Moss), Hoang Asia Mat (Drammen), Hoang Asia Mat (Sandvika), Yes Supermarket (Lørenskog), Anatolia Market (Flatåsen), Eksotisk Torg (Bergen).
The finding was made during Mattilsynet's annual monitoring program for genetically modified food, feed and food products.