SGS’s Brookings laboratories can test and detect the presence of GMO in samples, including Event 5307 (Duracade) in corn plant, seed and grain products.

Experienced in GMO testing, SGS utilise real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) detection technology, which enables identification and quantification of GMO presence as low as 0.1% and the detection of trace levels as low as 0.01% (equivalent to 1 in 10,000 kernels). This testing method is employed by the Chinese General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine and is applicable to plant material, grain, and processed products.

SGS’s Brookings facility is internationally accredited for OECD testing and sampling, as well as ISTA (International Seed Testing Association) accredited for seed export services. ISO 9001 certified and ISO 17025 accredited and has also been inspected by the US EPA for adherence to GLP standards.

The SGS Brookings DNA and Protein testing laboratory has offered GMO testing for more than 10 years and our scientists are involved in the development and validation of GMO detection protocols used throughout the industry. Participation in proficiency testing for GMO events is completed annually.

SGS Agricultural Services can help you monitor your products throughout the supply chain so you can make informed decisions and mitigate risks. We also provide non-GMO rejection guarantee.

For further information, please contact:

Amanda Verhelst
DNA-Protein Laboratory Supervisor
SGS North America Inc.
236 32nd Avenue
Brookings, South Dakota, 57006
United States
t: +605 692 7611


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