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Detection of GMO in food

Detection methods are based on direct detection of the genetic modification in the plant genome by polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

To meet the requirements of the judgment by the European Court, we offer a screening of GMO in honey, which is specifically tailored to the investigation of pollen.

GMO in honey
According to the judgment of the European Court on 06.09.2011 (C-442/09), honey and food supplements containing pollen from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) fall within the scope of the appropriate authorization policies for  foods "produced from GMOs" (Regulation EC no. 1829/2003). These products are therefore only marketable if all GMO events found in this honey are food-approved  and are subjected to the appropriate labeling requirements. In contrast, all honey products in which the honey-pollen analysis of GMOs has detected events that are not approved for food, then such honey and food supplements are now no longer marketable. This is especially true for pollen from crops far relevant  for food. These include GM cotton varieties, which obtain  their GMO pollen by bees.