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Quantitation using informative zeros (QUIZ): part 2 - application for testing GMOs
Project Code: G03030;
- La Mura, M., Allnutt, T.R., Greenland, A., Mackay, I. & Lee, D. (2010) Application of quiz for GM quantification in food. Food Chemistry, published online doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2010.10.002
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 for GMOs and products containing GM material. This stipulates that 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 unintentional and technically unavoidable presence of authorised 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 that robust high throughput, low cost methods for the detection of GMOs are available. This project aimed to determine the potential of a new approach for the quantification of GM material in food by further development and testing of the methodology established in a previous proof of concept study (G03025). Ultimately this may provide a method that is more accessible to Public Analysts for enforcement.
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