GM Events in Maize Proficiency Test

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100% Maize Flour


35S Promoter, NOS Terminator, 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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5 g


Will contain one or more of the events listed. Test is qualitative (detection and identification) with the opportunity to report quantitatively. Over the course of the years programme each GM event should appear at least once.

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 matrix is a simple mixture of unprocessed 100% maize flour.

Maize flour can be used across a range of processed foodstuffs, as well as being sold as an individual product. This can all add to the large demand which puts pressure on the global supply chain. This pressure to satisfy demand felt by the global supply chain can result in low quality produce, and untraceable foodstuffs. It is therefore important to ensure your high quality testing abilities are required to ensure GM events can be highlighted.

Fapas proficiency tests can be used to highlight areas of low quality testing practices from which to form effective improvements within your quality assurance processes. Fapas proficiency tests make use of high quality real food samples. This can ensure high quality test practices are passed to your customers to ensure only high quality produce is offered to consumers.

Within this proficiency test, your testing capability for GM Maize events are evaluated. This gives you the ability to test & report for ten of the major genetically modified maize varieties. These major GM maize varieties are controlled across the world, as such your testing ability is vital to ensure GM products are traceable for the consumer.