UP TO 31 DECEMBER 1998
|PRODUCT||PURPOSE||COMPANY||RESTRICTIONS on APPROVAL||DATE APPROVED|
|Vaccine against Aujeszky's disease||Vaccine for pigs||Vemie Veterinär Chemie GmbH||According to veterinary product licences||18 December 1992|
|Vaccine against rabies||Vaccine for foxes||Rhône-Mêrieux||Hand or aerial dropping twice a year||19 October 1993|
|SEITA||Growing and use by tobacco industry||8 June 1994|
|Vaccine against Aujeszky's disease||Vaccine for pigs||Vemie Veterinär Chemie GmbH||According to veterinary product licences||18 July 1994|
|Oilseed rape||Herbicide tolerance and hybrid production||Plant Genetic Systems||May be used for seed production only||6 February 1996|
(Glyphosate or 'Roundup')
|Monsanto||May not be grown in the EU, but products may be imported for use in Europe.||3 April 1996|
|Male sterile chicory||Herbicide tolerance||Bejo-Zaden BV||May be grown for breeding purposes only.||20 May 1996|
|Maize||Herbicide tolerance and insect resistance||Ciba Geigy
|May be grown in Europe for animal feed and food use.||23 January 1997|
|Grown commercially in France, Spain and Germany during 1998.
Banned by Austria and Luxembourg.
Authorisation now withdrawn in France following legal challenge
and questions asked of European Court of Justice.
|Herbicide tolerance and hybrid production||Plant Genetic Systems||Growing||6 June 1997|
|Still awaiting final authorisation by France|
|Test kit to detect antibiotic residues in milk||Milk quality testing||Valio Oy||Use in test kit only||14 July 1997|
|Carnation||Modified flower colour||Florigene||Cut flowers and plants||1 December 1997|
|Oilseed rape||Herbicide tolerance||AgrEvo||Importation||22 April 1998|
|Maize||Herbicide tolerance||AgrEvo||Growing||22 April 1998|
|Maize||Insect resistance||Monsanto||May not be grown in the EU, but products may be imported into Europe.||22 April 1998|
|Subject to legal challenge in France|
|Maize||Herbicide and insect resistance||Novartis
(formerly Northrup King)
|May not be grown in the EU, but products may be imported into Europe.||22 April 1998|
|Carnation||Increased vase life||Florigene||Cut flowers and plants||20 October 1998|
|Carnation||Modified flower colour||Florigene||Cut flowers and plants||20 October 1998|
N.B. This table refers only to live GMOs approved under the 'Deliberate Release' Directive. Consequently Zeneca's tomato purée is not listed (as it is imported as a processed product in which the DNA and protein are non-functional) and does not include products of GMOs (such as enzymes). Products like this, that are not themselves live GMOs, are regulated under the Novel Foods Regulation.