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GMO Testing for USDA Organic Certification

Organic certification prohibits the use of GMOs in the production process. If you are producing, selling, or sourcing a product or ingredient containing GMO risk crop species (i.e. corn, soybean, cotton, alfalfa, sugarbeet, squash, canola, or papaya), testing in the production process may be appropriate to comply with organic requirements.
Our technical advisors will assist you in designing an appropriate sampling and testing program to meet your specific objectives.

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%

Standard Results due 5 business days later (evening)
3 Day Results due 3 business days later (evening)
2 Day Results due 2 business days later (evening)
Rapid Results due next business day (evening)
Express Results due next business day (noon)
Same Day Results due same day (evening)

If a sample requires more than one GMO test, the additional GMO testing fees may be reduced if no further DNA extraction is required. When ordering multiple GMO tests, either concurrently or as an upgrade, 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, Inc.
Order Processing
504 North 4th Street
Suite #102
Fairfield, Iowa 52556, USA

Tel: +1.641.472.9979
1.877.366-0790 – (Toll Free USA/Canada)
Fax: +1.641.472.9198
Email: testing@foodchainid.com.

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