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Belgian Biosafety Advisory Council



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Welcome to the Index page of the Internet site of the Belgian
Biosafety Advisory Council

The Biosafety Advisory Council (BAC) is one of the two pillars (with the Biosafety and Biotechnology Unit - SBB) of the common scientific evaluation system that has been set up in Belgium to advise the competent authorities about the safety of activities involving genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and/or pathogens, including genetic and ecological aspects related to biodiversity.

The Council consists of representatives of the Regional and Federal authorities. It is assisted by experts in its scientific work. The secretariat of the Council is ensured by the SBB.

The Council can be consulted by the Regions or the SBB for the contained use activities (laboratories, greenhouses, animal husbandries, production plants). It must be consulted for the deliberate release of GMOs in the environment and the placing on the market of all GMOs and GMOs-based products.

For more information, please contact the Council's secretariat:

Biosafety and Biotechnology Unit (SBB)
Scientific Institute of Public Health
Rue Juliette Wytsmanstraat 14
B-1050 Brussels - Belgium
Ph.: +32 (0)2 642 52 93 - Fax: +32 (0)2 642 52 92
Email: bac@wiv-isp.be

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