UK feed firm gains non-GM certification
The company said it had required its Brazilian soya supplier Imcopa to operate within the EU maximum GM contamination level of 0.1% for some time, but the certification will give consumers reassurance.
Managing director Mike Whitehead said: “The Cert ID non-GMO certification enables us to provide our customers with reassurance that the IP systems already in place are thorough and effective. While other suppliers regularly supply soya with 0.2-0.5% contamination, our supplier, Imcopa, prides itself on maintaining the 0.1% GM maximum and we wish to continue this approach at the next stage of the supply chain.
“Opening up access to reliable non-GMO soy is essential for the feed sector in a GM-sensitive market. We are delighted that the Cert ID Non-GMO certification programme allows Arkady Feed to demonstrate its commitment in the non-GMO sector.”
Arkady Feed UK imports approximately 1.8m tonnes of grains and animal feed per annum, and is part of German-based company Toepfer International, which has 40 branches around the world.