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#1 Murae

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 02:17 PM

Hi All,

 

We have recently enquired to a new supplier for non-gmo soya beans.

 

they stated that there isn't non-gmo soya beans available and that they work to EU regulations of 0.9 for Feed and 0.1 for Food and this is tested on receipt of product.

 

I have had a look at the legislation and the 0.1 and 0.9 seems to reference labelling.

 

Can anyone help clarify this for me please?

 

We require soya beans for Feed that will not pass into the human food chain.

 



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Posted 04 June 2015 - 08:16 AM

Hi Murae,

 

while using limits please read the articles in the regulations carefully, especially on the definition, what is food under food law pespective (or what is feed)

We are food manufactures. Limits are applicable only if it can be demonstrate that a contamination up to 0,9% is adventitious or technically unavoidable. Otherwise or above the limit declaration is necessary. The basis is zero-contamination. For some labels in EU or US there are some additional requirements (feed, enzymes, vitamins, flavours).

For feed it is slightly different especially since a technical solution for non-registered variants is in place. But the principle is the same.

Feeding of animals with GMO is excluded from declaration in the EU. Some labels are asking for that ("ohne Gentechnik" in Germany or "nonGMOproject verified" in the US) and than sourcing of feed becomes of interest. Have a look on IP certificates or organic sources.

You should be aware that the legal requirement focuses in Europe since more than 10 years primarily on documentation, not on analytic. You will not detect foreign DNA in vitamins or glucose syrupe.

 

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 10:29 AM

Thank you moskito.



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Posted 04 June 2015 - 10:45 AM

Hi All,

 

We have recently enquired to a new supplier for non-gmo soya beans.

 

they stated that there isn't non-gmo soya beans available and that they work to EU regulations of 0.9 for Feed and 0.1 for Food and this is tested on receipt of product.

 

I have had a look at the legislation and the 0.1 and 0.9 seems to reference labelling.

 

Can anyone help clarify this for me please?

 

We require soya beans for Feed that will not pass into the human food chain.

Hi Murae,

 

I guess this is the UK situation -

 

https://www.food.gov...gm/gm-labelling


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C


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Posted 04 June 2015 - 02:20 PM

Thanks Charles,

 

I understand the labelling side of things.

 

based on the above information and from moskito is a product classed as non-GM if you have less than 0.9% GMO in the seed that was technically unavoidable






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