Due to legislation enacted in member countries of the European Union, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and other countries, testing for bioengineered crops, popularly known as ‘GMOs’, has become necessary for international trade. These regulations generally allow for the use of commercialized biotech varieties of soybeans, corn, canola, sugar beets and a few other crops that are approved in the respective countries. Labeling of products is typically only required if the ‘GMO’ content exceeds a certain ‘threshold’ level.
Eurofins GeneScan is the industry leader in ‘GMO’ testing. Our scientists help seed producers, farmers and grain handlers, ingredient and food manufacturers, as well as retailers, manage ‘GMO’-related compliance and labeling issues in local or global supply chains. We are happy to assist with any ‘GMO’ testing related considerations, for example
- Should a particular product in a given supply chain be tested or not?
- The most appropriate testing to demonstrate compliance with a country’s regulations?
- What testing do domestic, private ‘Non-GMO’ verification programs require?
Our customers can rely on the best possible advice from experienced experts familiar with these and many other questions. Eurofins GeneScan carries an unrivaled, comprehensive portfolio of validated real-time PCR tests for all commercialized or otherwise relevant biotech crops, starting with general ‘screening’ tests down to numerous tests that are selective for individual ‘events’ of interest.