A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose DNA has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. Many countries around the world have enacted laws to restrict the levels of GMOs in food products. These commonly include soybean and maize.
More than ever, consumers are demanding choice and transparency in the products they buy. With the federal government beginning to issue regulations governing genetically-engineered products and ingredients, and due to growing consumer demand, there has been a significant increase in non-GMO testing within the food industry. From farm to fork, Mérieux NutriSciences provides an array of GMO testing services to best fit your company’s needs.
As the industry leader for food safety and quality testing, Mérieux NutriSciences’ testing methods are recognized across the globe, with our quality systems ranking second to none. We work with some of the world’s largest companies, who depend on Mérieux NutriSciences to provide critical testing data on a daily basis and count on us to maintain the highest quality standards utilizing cutting-edge, DNA-based technology for GMO testing, whole-genome sequencing, food adulteration and species identification.
Our GMO testing platforms include qualitative screens, event-specific identification and quantification by commodity and customized programs for analyzing additional specific events. We also offer consulting and method-development/validation projects.
Non-GMO Product Verification Processes
Mérieux NutriSciences’ Certification offers non-GMO verification of your product and processes, utilizing the technical depth we are known to apply to all our food safety audits. These independent assessments verify the integrity of the claims you make about your products and our processes will provide assurance to you, your supply chain and your customers. Mérieux NutriSciences helps you prove that your products are produced within the structure of a non-GMO management system that actively prevents the inclusion of genetically engineered materials and their residues into your non-GMO product streams.
Our auditing group helps customers verify what’s being done, whether using internal standards or helping prepare to meet other non-GMO industry standards. With both industry and verification experience, our assessors tap into the Mérieux NutriSciences proprietary processes that can be used to verify your claims. Our tools focus on a strong system of input and product specifications, coupled with robust supplier approval, monitoring activities and analytical testing to ensure the integrity of non-GMO materials and ingredients across the supply chain. This straightforward, management style approach for product and process verification assures alignment with non-GMO labeling and identity preservation (IP) best practices. Its compatibility with the systems used by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked schemes provides long-term efficiency and stability in how you maintain your food safety and IP programs.