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Product Regulation & Compliance

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Overview of the South African Regulatory Framework for GMOs GMO, regulation, GMO in South Africa A number of national and international regulations govern the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in South Africa. The aim of these regulations is to ensure that any activity with GMOs is assessed with regards to potential risks to human health and the environment prior to undertaking any such activity. Furthermore it aims to ensure that approved activities are conducted in a controlled manner including, if necessary, strategies to mitigate any potential risks. This document discusses the key regulations with regards to the use of GMOs in South Africa.