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Genetically Modified


In order to protect the quality of food intended for human consumption and animal feed, the EU introduced legislation controlling the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in food and feed in 2003.

As a result, there is increasing pressure on laboratories to ensure that reliable and accurate analysis is carried out. This is in addition to ensuring compliance with legislative controls. Fapas GM proficiency testing can form a valuable tool when meeting these strict regulations.

Proficiency testing is an essential part of laboratory quality procedures. Taking part gives you confidence in your laboratory equipment, methods and staff, and assurance that you are delivering the quality results demanded by your customers.

Soya Flour

The Proficiency Testing Solution

The Fapas Genetically Modified proficiency testing scheme gives you essential performance data over time, building into a valuable quality control asset. Fapas Genetically Modified covers the detection and/or enumeration of genetically modified material in food samples, including soya and maize.

Results from each proficiency test receive rigorous statistical analysis, ensuring you have clear feedback on your performance. Comprehensive reports provide information on analytical methods used by other participants. We can provide problem solving consultancy on your laboratory procedures if required.


Fapas Genetically Modified follows international guidelines for proficiency testing and is accredited by UKAS to ISO/IEC 17043.


Participation in Fapas is easy and can be at a level that suits your business. This can range from taking part in one of our scheduled tests, through to company specific closed tests as part of our bespoke proficiency test schemes. Arrangements can be made through our network of agents, or via our online shop at