One-stop shop for GMOs

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Related tags: Genetically modified organism, Gene expression, Europe

German company Genetic ID (Europe) involved in testing foods for
genetically modified organisms (GMO) has joined forces with Labor
Dr. Scheller, a German analytical laboratory, to provide European
food companies with GMO testing and analytical services in one
location in Augsburg, Germany.

German company Genetic ID (Europe) involved in testing foods for genetically modified organisms (GMO) has joined forces with Labor Dr. Scheller, a German analytical laboratory, to provide European food companies with GMO testing and analytical services in one location in Augsburg, Germany.

Under the 'one-stop shop', food companies can send one sample to one laboratory for a complete range of analytical tests including GMO analysis, allergen detection, pesticide, mycotoxin and residue analyses and heavy metal detection.

According to Genetic ID, its ISO 17025 GMO testing technology detects all commercialised GMOs as well as quantifiying GM material in a wide range of raw crops and processed foods.

Labor Dr. Scheller holds the German Analytical Quality Standards certification for a testing laboratory and hopes to be accredited to ISO 17025 standards in the near future.

Commenting on the collaboration, Genetic ID​ (Europe) CEO Bill Thompson said : "We are happy to collaborate with Labor Dr. Sheller - which brings many years of experience in food analysis to join Genetic ID's expertise as the world's first international GMO testing lab. Together we can offer a full range of food and feed tests with excellent service and turn around times at very competitive prices."

Europe should see a growth in this type of GMO testing service with the arrival of new tighter European regulations on GMOs, currently just around the corner.

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