Notices

From time to time the EPA is made aware of the deliberate release of genetically modified organisms. The following notices are published to provide information to the public.

May 2017

Information Notice  - GM petunia
The EPA suspect that genetically modified (GM) orange / salmon coloured varieties of petunia may have been unwittingly  purchased by plant nurseries / growers / garden centres / retailers. This information note provides details of the petunia varieties that have tested GM positive and the suspected suppliers. While these GM plants present negligible risk, they are not authorised for sale or distribution and must be immediately removed from the market and production and destroyed.


Information Notice – GM zebrafish
The Agency has been alerted to the unauthorised sale of GM zebrafish in Denmark. The import and trade of GM zebrafish into the EU and the Republic of Ireland  is illegal.  If any importer, wholesaler or retailer of ornamental fish becomes suspicious and believes that the ornamental fish advertised/offered for sale might be GM, we request that he/she brings it to the attention of the EPA for further investigation.