September 16th, 2019
Mérieux NutriSciences Receives Non-GMO Project Approval

Mérieux NutriSciences receives official approval as part of the Non GMO Project Approved Laboratory Program.  

Mérieux NutriSciences, a leader in global food safety and quality, receives official approval from the Non-GMO Project, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and build sources of non-GMO products as part of the Non-GMO Project Approved Laboratory Program. Inclusion in the Approved Laboratory Program enables Mérieux NutriSciences to assist food manufacturers verify their product’s compliance with the Non-GMO Verification Program.

The Non-GMO Project Standard requires use of a Non-GMO Project Approved Laboratory to support annual review and verification of Non-GMO compliant product through a Certificate of Approval, in the cases of high-risk ingredients and derivatives (for example corn, soy, or canola). As an ISO 17025 accredited, third-party laboratory, Mérieux NutriSciences can now provide Certificates of Approval for food manufacturers pursuing Non-GMO Project Verification.    

“We are pleased to expand our portfolio of capabilities and certifications in order to accommodate the growing demand for Non-GMO Project Verified products," said Mérieux NutriSciences Director, Dr. Todd Napolitano. "The Non-GMO Project’s butterfly logo represents an internationally recognized standard affirming that a supplier's food safety management systems effectively meet the requirements of the Non-GMO Project and address the growing interest in clean, transparent labeling."   

Mérieux NutriSciences is now offering these test methods to the industry.

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About Mérieux NutriSciences
Mérieux NutriSciences is a leading global food safety and quality partner — offering chemistry and microbiology testing, labeling, auditing, consulting, sensory testing, customized training, research services, and digital solutions to the food and nutrition industry. Focused on customer excellence, we protect consumers’ health through nutritional research, scientific excellence, and innovation. We customize our services to meet the needs of individual manufacturers, food processors, caterers, restaurants, and retailers. Headquartered in Chicago, Mérieux NutriSciences has grown from a single laboratory to have a global presence. Present in 26 countries, Mérieux NutriSciences employs 7,500 people worldwide working in over 100 laboratories.

About Non-GMO Project:   
The Non-GMO Project is a mission-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to building and protecting a non-GMO food supply. We do this through consumer education and outreach programs; marketing support provided to Non-GMO Project Verified brands; and training resources and merchandising materials provided to retailers. Non-GMO Project Verified remains the market leader for GMO avoidance and one of the fastest growing labels in the retail sector. We offer North America’s most trusted third-party verification for non-GMO food and products. The Non-GMO Project Standard is a consensus-based document crafted with the insight from dozens of industry experts, reflecting a dynamic range of perspectives. In a world of shifting and quickly developed technologies, the Standard remains current and collaborative through ongoing public comment periods.