Food & Feed
We provide analytical services to test your goods for genetic modifications (GMO) or allergens – for better safety in the production of your food or animal feed products, import or trade. Whether your goods are organic, non-GM, gluten-free, IFS-certified or conventional, we are your reliable partner, combining high-quality analytical services with personal consultation.*
The long-standing expertise of lifeprint is accredited according to DIN 17025 and internationally recognized. In addition we are partner of choice of the world’s largest quality assurance scheme Qualität und Sicherheit (QS – “quality and safety”) in the area of feed monitoring. We meet even special requirements through tailor made special solutions that leave nothing to be desired.
The presence of genetically modified plants (referred to as GMOs) has become a reality worldwide.
Unwanted introduction often occurs along the logistics chain. Information, whether a particular GMO contained in goods is actually approved in the EU, is therefore important as all goods containing any unapproved GMOs are banned due to the zero tolerance regulations.
Mandatory labelling is not required or EU-approved GMOs, provided that the GMO content is below 0.9% and proven to be random and technically unavoidable.
Analysing goods for possible traces of GMOs has therefore become an inherent part within the food and animal feed industry.
To carry out our analyses, we use real time PCR, a method which is extremely sensitive and specific.
The classic procedure in GMO analysis comprises following steps
Screening (information: indication for GMO content yes/no)
Varity identifications (information: GMO varity X is contained in the sample)
Quantification of identified varities (information – e.g.: x % of “Roundup Ready soy 1” is contained in the sample. In this context, information does not relate to weight, but to the percentage of a GMO specific gene fragment in relation to DNA fragments derived from the relevant plant species.).
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