TLR REGISTERED MEMBER OF VLOG
For a food product to be labeled “Ohne Gentechnik” (no genetic engineering), it must meet the criteria listed below:
• No genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or parts thereof
• No vitamins, aromas, enzymes and other food additives manufactured with the help of GMOs
• No GMO material in animal feed, with strict time limits being observed if animals have at some point been reared on feed containing GMOs.
For both producers and manufacturers of food, as well as for consumers, it is important to understand that due to the limits of analytical detection the term “ohne” (without) does not mean “zero percent”. However, it does mean that operators in the feed sector must aim for “no GMO content”, i.e. show at most traces of up to 0.1 percent GMO content. There are exceptional cases where the law permits a higher presence of GMOs. These exceptions are documented as “adventitious or technically unavoidable”. In such cases GMO content of up to 0.9 percent can be permitted (as referred to in EU Regulations (EC) Nos. 1829/2003 and 1830/2003).
As of March 2017 TLR International Laboratories is a registered member of the “Verband Lebensmittel ohne Gentechnik e.V. (VLOG – Association Food without Genetic Engineering).
With years of experience in this field, TLR provides GMO testing services that offer you both a proven methodology results that will be recognized worldwide. Our GMO testing can help inspire consumer confidence and ensure that your animal feeds and foodproducts meet the appropriate national and international controls. The method we use is a standardized polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology that quantifies any GMOs present in your feed samples. This gives you the independent verification you need to trade in confidence with countries specifying GMO-free products.
If you would like our help in achieving full compliance with GMO-free regulations, contact TLR now to find out more.