New Standards Address Growing Demand For GMO Details
Consumers in the USA are increasingly aware of issues impacting the food they eat; this includes the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and genetically engineered (GE) ingredients, and they want to know more.
SGS has developed a new standard, the SGS No GE Ingredients Supply Chain Process Verification Standard (US Version), to audit and verify processes across the supply chain, to support ‘No GE’ claims in the USA.
Applicable only to operators in the USA and their suppliers for the US market, the No GE standard has been developed in accordance with guidance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) as well as taking into consideration US federal and state guidance and proposed and passed laws.
Beyond The USA
Certification of food and ingredients, as well as feeds, outside the USA has been a common SGS service for many years. This activity is covered under the SGS Non GMO Supply Chain Standard, which is based on the European Union’s Directive and legal framework. Supply chains anywhere in the world can actively use it.
From the farm to retail point of sale, SGS’s new standard demonstrate the GMO/GE status of food and its ingredients, with third party verification of the processes in the supply chain.
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