UK feed firm gains non-GM certification

By Melodie Michel

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UK animal feed importer Arkady Feed has received non-GMO certification for its Hipro Soyabean Meal, from independent scheme Cert ID.

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.

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