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MON-ØØ531-6
Transformation Event531
Trade NameBollgard ™ insect protected cotton
ApplicantMonsanto
Organism Common NamesCotton
Organism Scientific NamesGossypium
Centre of Origin and DiversityBiology Consensus Document on Cotton
Food and Feed Safety IssuesCompositional considerations for Cotton
Methods for safe handling
Additional Information
TraitsKanamycin resistance,
Lepidoptera resistance
Genescry1Ac,
neomycin phosphotransferase II (npt II)

Australia
Date of approvalType of useAuthorityDecisionRisk assessmentMethods for detections-Reference materials
December 07, 2000FoodFood Standard Australia New ZealandA341
June 12, 2003Unconfined PlantingOffice of the Gene Technology RegulatorDIR 022-2002DIR 022-2002

Canada
Date of approvalType of useAuthorityDecisionRisk assessmentMethods for detections-Reference materials
May 27, 1996FeedCanadian Food Inspection Agency - Animal Feed DivisionDD96-14
November 08, 1996FoodHealth Canada - GM Foods and Other Novel FoodsFD/OFB-096-100-C

European Community
Date of approvalType of useAuthorityDecisionRisk assessmentMethods for detections-Reference materials
December 19, 2002FoodEuropean CommissionEC-MON531

Japan
Date of approvalType of useAuthorityDecisionRisk assessmentMethods for detections-Reference materials
June 13, 1997FeedMinistry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)
May 26, 1997FoodMinistry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)
November 22, 2004Importing and ProcessingMinistry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries and Ministry of the EnvironmentJP_D_531JP_A_531

Mexico
Date of approvalType of useAuthorityDecisionRisk assessmentMethods for detections-Reference materials
September 18, 1996FoodSanitary Services and Regulations Directorate (Secretary of Health)

New Zealand
Date of approvalType of useAuthorityDecisionRisk assessmentMethods for detections-Reference materials
December 07, 2001FoodFood Standard Australia New ZealandA341

United States of America
Date of approvalType of useAuthorityDecisionRisk assessmentMethods for detections-Reference materials
June 22, 1995Unconfined PlantingDepartment of Agriculture (USDA)94-308-01p94-308-01p
October 16, 2001BiopesticideEnvironmental Protection Agency (USEPA)EPA-Cry1Ab-Cry1FEPA-Cry1Ab-Cry1F
May 30, 1995Food and FeedFood and Drug Administration (USFDA)BNF13-00531BNF13-00531

Republic of Korea
Date of approvalType of useAuthorityDecisionRisk assessmentMethods for detections-Reference materials
December 10, 2004FeedRural Development Administration (RDA)
March 25, 2003FoodFood and Drug Administration (KFDA)
December 10, 2004ProcessingRural Development Administration (RDA)

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