ISSN 2285-5785, ISSN CD-ROM 2285-5793, ISSN ONLINE 2285-5807, ISSN-L 2285-5785


Published in Scientific Papers. Series A. Agronomy, Vol. LXIV, Issue 1
Written by Luminița Raluca SIMIONESCU, Gabriela Lucica MĂRGĂRIT, Călina Petruța CORNEA

In this article, we will present a comparative study by the incidence of genetically modified soy and corn, in food and feed, in Romania, during 2019 and 2020. The laboratory analyzes performed on their determination are compared. These data refer to the samples from different food and feed matrices. This paper includes the data provided by the molecular biology laboratories from Braila, Bucharest, Calarasi, Iasi, Satu-Mare, Salaj, Suceava, and Tulcea and the data provided by the County Veterinary Sanitary and Food Safety Directorates. The paper presents the data for each county that has been processed for the indicators: the number of samples of food or feed processed annually and analyzed to identify genetically modified soy and corn. During this period, were analyzed in 2019 between 0 samples by Tulcea laboratory and 158 samples by Salaj laboratory, in 2020 (known as the Covid year) were analyzed fewer samples. The matrix samples were cereals, flour, mixed feed, textured, soy isolate, lecithin, starch, drinks, sauces, pastries, pasta, and popcorn. For the analyzed samples, genetic transformation processes were not detected. In conclusion, for the period 2019-2020 on the Romanian market were marketed safe food and feed, non-genetically modified products, and their traceability was following the European and national legislation.

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