GM drought tolerant corn now legal as a food component in Australia

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Food derived from drought-tolerant corn line MON87460
Food derived from insect-protected soybean line MON87701

Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Amendment No. 118 – 2010
Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
Preamble
The variations set forth in the Schedule below are variations to Standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code published by the National Health and Medical Research Council in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, No. P 27, on 27 August 1987, which have been varied from time to time.
Citation
These variations may be collectively known as the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Amendment No. 118 – 2010.
Commencement
These variations commence on 2 September 2010.
Correction of Typographical Errors
Amendment No. 117 published on 8 April 2010 contained the following typographical errors –
Under Items [1.3] and [1.4], the text to be inserted in Schedule 1 to Standard 1.3.1 should have been Additives in Schedules 3 and 4 not Additives in Schedule 3 and 4.
SCHEDULE
[1] Standard 1.5.2 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code is varied by inserting in Column 1 of the Table to clause 2 –
Food derived from drought-tolerant corn line MON87460
Food derived from insect-protected soybean line MON87701

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