Non-authorised genetically modified rice LL601: Risofino Mexican Style rice meal 160 g marketed by Lidl

Lidl Suomi Ky has withdrawn the following product from the market:

Risofino Mexican Style rice meal, 160 g
Best before date 22.9.2007
Marketed and imported by: Lidl Suomi Ky

Defect: The product contains genetically modified LL601 rice, which is not authorised in the EU. Genetically modified food and feed may not be marketed in the European Community unless they have been authorised by the EU.

Lidl Suomi Ky has initiated action to withdraw the product from the market. For more information, please contact the Customer Service of Lidl, tel. +358 (0) 800 05435, or

The matter is at the Food Safety Authority Evira handled by Senior Officer Sari Sippola, tel. +358 (0) 20 77 24291, e-mail