Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in Mixed Flour Proficiency Test

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Proficiency Test



Mixed Flours & Processed Matrix


35S Promoter, NOS Terminator, Roundup Ready (40-3-2) Soya, MON89788 soya, Bt11 maize, Bt176 maize, NK603 maize, MON810 maize, GA21 maize, MIR604 maize, TC1507 maize, MON863 maize, MON89034 maize, MON88017 maize, Other GM event

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2 x 5 g


Each test material will contain one or more of the events listed. Test is qualitative (detection and identification) with the opportunity to report quantitatively. Processed matrix could include Baked product e.g. biscuit

In many countries, genetically modified organisms (GMO) legislation has been established in order to guarantee the traceability of food/feed products on the market and to protect the consumer freedom of choice. This test is a combination of a mixed flour and a processed material to ensure your testing ability is fit for purpose across a range of testing environments.

Within this proficiency test, your testing regime for GM Soya and GM Maize will be evaluated, allowing you to demonstrate your ability to test and report for a range of genetically modified varieties. GM crops have a range of advantages such as disease resistance, which improve yield. Their use is, however, controversial and some consumers are wary of consuming GM crops. Effective testing measures are therefore required to highlight any potentially undisclosed GM events to consumers. This is not always simple to achieve, and so high quality testing abilities are required to ensure credible results are achieved.

This Fapas proficiency test allows you to evaluate the strength of your testing processes in a close to real life scenario, through the use of high quality, real food matrices. Fapas proficiency testing can form the foundation of your wider quality assurance activities. By identifying any improvements that may need to be made across your testing process you can ensure your customers only enjoy the high-quality test results they require to satisfy regulators as well as protect the consumer from any potentially low-quality produce.