Genetically modified foods (or GM foods) have proved to be controversial since their introduction into the food chain. GM foods are produced from organisms - Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) that have had specific changes introduced into their DNA using the methods of genetic engineering. These techniques allow for the introduction of new traits as well as greater control over traits when compared to previous methods such as selective breeding and mutation breeding.
The further expansion of commercially planted GMO regions increases the need for testing and analysis by companies who produce food, feed or seed. Eurofins can assist in developing a testing program which will ensure that companies meet strict regulations, while keeping their customers safe and reassured.
Eurofins GeneScan, our specialist accredited centre, is the global market leader in analysis of GMOs, and operates state-of-the-art labs in all major GMO planting areas. Their knowledge and expertise in the fields of analysis and consultancy allow us to help clients choose the right testing program and develop customized analytical strategies.
Detection & Testing of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
Nowadays, GMO testing is more than just screening for a few organisms. Laboratories have to deal with more than 150 commericalised GMOs. Increasing GM planting areas and complex approval situations in different countries require an optimised test portfolio and customised GMO test strategies.
Eurofins GeneScan offers more than 100 different test methods for GMO detection to meet the requirements of a challenging market situation and can offer:
GMO Screening: Fast and cost-effective method for the detection of various GMOs. No specific identification of GMOs.
GMO Identification: Identification of different genetic modifications of GMOs or even identification of single transgenic GMO events
GMO Quantification: Quantification of the GMO content in samples.
For more information about Eurofins food testing services please contact our sales team on +44 (0)1431 1306 or make an enquiry.