Degussa Texturant Systems, a unit of German speciality chemicals company Degussa, announced this week that its plant in Decatur, USA has been awarded Cert-ID non-GMO system certification for its lecithin production system.
The company already holds Cert-ID System certification for its lecithin plants in Zaandam, Netherlands, and Hamburg, Germany and with this recent additional certification, Degussa Texturant Systems can now meet exactly the same non-GMO product quality standards at all three of its production sites.
The new Cert-ID non-GMO system certification for Degussa Texturant Systems covers the Decatur plant's production system for fluid, de-oiled and fractionated lecithins.
Cert-ID is a global company that provides third-party non-GMO certification programmes to food ingredient producers, food manufacturers and food retailers.
The company offers traceability solutions that aim to deliver clarity and security 'from farm to fork.' The certification serves as a means to promote an increased sense of confidence among suppliers and customers along the food supply chain.
Degussa stressed that it can now provide US food producers with lecithin that will be in full compliance with the upcoming EU regulations concerning imports of consumer products containing lecithin.