GMO Testing for Supplements

Testing of finished products such as dietary supplements may be necessary to meet the regulatory requirements of certain export markets. Dietary supplements, however,  are typically complex multi-ingredient products that don’t always lend themselves to a one-size-fits-all testing approach.

FoodChain ID Testing has nearly two decades of experience in customizing testing protocols for the supplement industry that will meet the regulatory requirements of different target markets. Our technical advisors will expertly review ingredient lists and design an appropriate test plan based on the product composition. Depending on the target market, testing on individual ingredients or on the finished product may be appropriate.

If testing of dietary supplements is required to meet your business objectives, please call us at +1.888.229.2011 (Toll Free USA/Canada) or +1.641.472.9979. A technical advisor will be happy to assist you in determining which testing protocols are appropriate for your target market.

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-Qualitative 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%

StandardResults due 5 business days later
3 DayResults due 5 business days later
2 DayResults due 2 business days later
RapidResults due next business day
ExpressResults due next business day (noon)
Same DayResults due same day (end of day)

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
Order Processing
504 North 4th Street
Suite #102
Fairfield, Iowa 52556, USA

Tel: +1.641.472.9979
Tel: +1.888.229.2011 (Toll Free USA/Canada)
Fax: +1.641.472.9198
Email: testing@foodchainid.com

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