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G03025 - Quantitation using informative zeros (QUIZ): proof of concept
Project Code: G03025
National Institute of Agricultural Botany
Lee, D ; La Mura, M; Greenland, A; Mackay, I
The Food Standards Agency is the competent authority for the Genetically Modified (GM) Food and Feed Regulation (EC) 1829/2003 which lays down labelling requirements; any food or feed product containing a GM ingredient must declare this on the label. A threshold of 0.9% is in place for the adventitious and technically unavoidable presence of GM material below which labelling is not required. Unauthorised GM food or feed is not permitted at any level.
To determine whether the labelling regulations are working in practice it is necessary for GM DNA detection methods in foods to be available using robust methodologies. This study seeks to demonstrate the potential of a new approach to DNA detection of GM material in food. Ultimately this may provide a method that is more accessible to Public Analysts for enforcement work.
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