For brand owners, manufacturers, growers, and others seeking to earn the Non-GMO Project Verified seal for food products, GMO testing may be required. Testing helps determine a product’s compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard (a consensus-based document detailing the requirements for product verification).
Non-GMO Project participants with products containing high GMO-risk inputs are required to conduct GMO testing on input samples and/or end products, and may need to develop a customized sampling plan that meets the statistical confidence level required by the Non-GMO Project Standard. As an approved laboratory for Non-GMO Project product testing, FoodChain ID Testing can work with you to complete this process.
If your company is planning on enrolling or is currently enrolled with the Non-GMO Project, please call us at +1.888.229.2011 (Toll Free USA/Canada) or +1.641.472.9979 to discuss your testing requirements or click here to contact us. A technical advisor will discuss sampling and testing protocols that are compliant with the Non-GMO Project Standard.
FoodChain ID Testing offers a broad portfolio of ISO 17025 accredited GMO tests which can be customized to meet the customer’s needs. Each GMO test employs duplicate DNA extraction, duplicate PCR reactions and exacting control reactions. These are just some of the steps that make FoodChain ID Testing’s GMO analysis one of the most robust available. Equally important are our solution-oriented FoodChain ID Testing account managers who work in partnership with you to help meet often-complex GMO related challenges. FoodChain ID Testing has the expertise and technological capabilities to build a custom test to suit your company’s specific GMO detection requirements.
Selection of the proper test involves many considerations, including your sample type, the likely sources of GMO, turn-around time needed, buyer requirements, export markets, and government regulations. The primer sets you choose will depend on your product, whether it is a broad-spectrum (cross species) or single species sample. We recommend that you consult one of our account managers before making your testing decision. Their expertise will help you achieve the most effective and economical solution for your specific testing requirements.
- Single-Species GMO detection provides total GMO content of a single species and is most suitable for products such as grains, flours, soy isolates, etc., where there is a single source of GMO.
- Broad-Spectrum (cross species) GMO detection determines GMO content from one or more sources of GMO. It is useful for determining GMO content in multiple ingredient products, but it will not identify the genetically modified species or variety.
- Variety-Specific GMO detection identifies individual GMO varieties such as Roundup Ready® Soy.
- GMO Qualitative Analysis reports presence or absence of GMO, but will not quantify how much GMO is present.
- GMO Semi-Quantitative Analysis reports GMO content above or below one or more thresholds (e.g. 0.1% and 1%)
- GMO Real-Time Quantitative Analysis reports precise quantitative results of GMO content.
FoodChain ID Testing’s Limit of Detection is 0.01% and Limit of Quantitation is 0.05%
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If a sample requires more than one GMO test, the additional GMO testing fees may be reduced. Please call for more information.
Volume discounts are available. Please contact one of our account managers for more information.
Samples for testing should be submitted to the address below:
FoodChain ID Testing
4150 Lafayette Center Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151 USA
Tel: +1.888.229.2011 (Toll Free USA/Canada)