July 14, 2005 as reported by just-food.com:
Genetically modified material was identified in a batch
of canola from Victoria, the Australian Broadcasting
According to the news agency, the contamination was
found at levels below Australia’s 0.01 percent
presence level allowable for GM materials in food and
has been confirmed by independent tests.
Australian Oilseeds Federation president Warren Burden
says there will be an investigation into how the genetic
material was introduced.
"It's been thoroughly assessed and approved for
unrestricted release and does not pose a risk to human
health or the Australian environment," he said.
The detection will not affect normal operations with
all relevant domestic and international customers and
industry participants advised.
The Australian Oil Federation will work with the federal
and state governments to decide if further action is