A public consultation on the draft guidance for renewal applications of genetically modified food and feed authorised under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 endorsed by the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms of the European Food Safety Authority was launched on 4 November 2014 and ended on 4 January 2015. The European Food Safety Authority received 114 comments on this draft guidance from 20 interested parties. Through its dedicated working group, the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms scrutinised and assessed all comments falling within the remit of the European Food Safety Authority. Where appropriate, the draft guidance was revised to take into account relevant comments. This technical report summarises the most relevant comments received during the public consultation and outlines how these were taken into account when producing the final document.