Introducing our 2021-22 proficiency tests

Genetically Modified Food Programme

Nearly 35 years after the first product trials, GM foods remain a topic of much discussion.

Some territories embrace the technology widely, some restrict the use and cultivation of GM crops and others continue to ban their use in agriculture. Where GM foods are controlled or prohibited, it is important that laboratories testing for the presence of GM are able to detect the modified material. The Fapas® GM proficiency testing materials provide laboratories with the means to independently demonstrate their ability to correctly analyse for the most commonly encountered GM crops, such as maize and soya.

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Using a high-quality GMO food PT from Fapas® your laboratory can demonstrate the quality of your testing regime and protocols, helping to ensure the compliance of food intended for human consumption.

We also include animal feed in our GM scheme, which provides a valuable tool for meeting strict EU regulations on feed. The PTs cover the detection and/or quantification of genetically modified material in food samples, including soya, wheat, and maize. We also have a material for finished baked product and tobacco. The determinands include specific GM events for soya and maize but also allow results to be submitted for genetic markers p35S and tNOS as indicators of GM contamination.

NEW for 2021-2022 - GM Food Proficiency Testing

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Product Product Code Start Date Matrix Test Targets
GM Food FGM2-CCP2 Various 100% Maize Flour Maize View Details
GM Food FGM5-CCP3 Various 100% Soya Flour Soya View Details
GM Food FGM3-AFE1 Various Animal Feed Maize & Soya View Details
GM Food FGM3-PRO1 Various Baked Product Maize & Soya View Details
GM Food FGM3-CCP35 Various Mixed Flours Maize & Soya View Details
GM Food FGM3-CCP53 Various Mixed Flours & Processed Matrix Maize & Soya View Details
GM Food FGM4-TOB3 Various Tobacco p35S & tNOS View Details
GM Food FGM1-CCP49 Various Wheat Flour Contamination test (maize, soya & rice) View Details
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Featured Genetically-Modified Food Proficiency Tests

Our GM proficiency tests are focussed on foodstuffs derived from the major GM crop types, which are intended for human or animal consumption. We offer tests for both processed and unprocessed soya, maize, and wheat products, in mixed or unmixed matrix combinations. We also provide proficiency testing for tobacco products, including detection of cauliflower mosaic virus and Agrobacterium tumefaciens to detect the presence of genetically-engineered crop plant material.

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