FDBusiness.com

New GM risk to EU supply chain

 Breaking News
  • Mars Wrigley Confectionery Names New Global President Mars, Incorporated has appointed Andrew Clarke, currently Chief Marketing & Customer Officer, to the role of Global President ‐ Mars Wrigley Confectionery. Andrew Clarke will assume his new role in September. He will be based at Mars Wrigley Confectionery’s global headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. Andrew Clarke. Since 2015 Andrew Clarke has been Chief Marketing & Customer Officer. [...]...
  • More Milk Needed to Cover Demand in 2030 – New Technologies Will Help Between now and 2030 worldwide demand growth for milk and milk products will be three times the level of current US milk production. This was one of the main findings of the latest publication, from the IFCN – the Dairy Research Network – discussed at the 19th IFCN Dairy Conference, held at Teagasc, Moorepark, Cork [...]...
  • Danone Early Life Nutrition Launches Category Overhaul Danone Early Life Nutrition is launching a category refresh that spans its leading baby food brands, Cow & Gate and Aptamil. Cow & Gate is launching fifteen new food recipes across the pouch, cereal, jar and tray product ranges, as well as a complete packaging re-brand across its entire formula milk and food portfolio. Starting from mid-June, [...]...
  • Speed Up Poultry Processing – 15,000 bph With Meyn Rising consumer demand for high-protein food and changing customer preferences have spurred the global market for poultry meat. In response to this growing demand, the market has been forced to increase production volumes. This results in longer production days and increased line speeds. Especially greenfield projects, but also existing plants demand the highest possible processing [...]...
  • Mondelēz International Invests $200 Million in Czech Biscuit Plant to Accelerate Growth in Europe Mondelēz International has invested $200 million since 2014 in its Czech Republic-based Opava biscuit manufacturing facility, which employs nearly 1,000 people and produces Power Brands like Oreo, belVita, Milka and Cadbury, for the European market. The investment builds on Opava’s proud heritage of more than a century as a biscuit-making centre and supports the company’s [...]...

New GM risk to EU supply chain

February 01
13:10 2016

gmo-heroAn expert on Non-GMO has highlighted a new GM risk that may appear in the EU food supply. Those in the food industry should be alert to CV 127, (known as Cultivance), a new genetically modified soy bean that has been inserted with genes that give it herbicide resistance and can now be legally imported into UK and EU marketplace, under the label ‘soybean’.

“CV127 soybean poses a new challenge for manufacturers and retailers to protect stringent Non-Gm practices, supported by robust Non-Gm0 certification”, explains Richard Werran, Managing Director of Cert ID Europe, the global market leader in Non-Gm0 certification.

Werran said: “Whilst CV127 has been reported as safe for human consumption by the EFSA, safety aueument, we’re advising customers to revisit their risk assessments. PCR testing protocols will need to be updated as CV127 isn’t detectable by traditional GMO markers. FOr ingredient suppliers, regular sampling and testing of soybean materials, as well as checking on the compliance of the agents and brokers in their supply chain will be necessary.”

“This is not a GM contamination, CV127 is a fully legal genetically modified soybean product. However, those wishing to keep their ingredient supply GM free should be aware of this new GM strain and take appropriate action in testing for this when testing for other GM strains. New testing protocols will need to be introduced as CV127 isn’t detectable using traditional GM testing. No contamination is being insinuated by Cert ID Europe, but companies due diligence may include testing for GM ingredients if they intend to make a Non-GM claim about their product” he adds.

“CV127 is expected to account for 0.2-0.316 percentage of GM soy grown in Brazil alone, even though CV127 was introduced late into the last GM crop planting season,” Werran adds, “CV127 is not expected to reach more than 0.1-0.2% of volume. Regardleu this still accounts for a huge metric weight of Cultivance produced in Brazil alone and is a threat to no GM compliance.”

Cert ID Europe, sister company Genetic ID Europe has recently developed a validated detection method for the CV127 GM soy variety. CV127 contains no ‘clauic’ GM markers like 355 promoter or NOS terminator so common testing strategies need to be amended with a CV127 specific assay.

About Author

admin

admin

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • June 17, 2018The Excellence of Italian Food and Wine (Bellavita Expo)
  • June 25, 2018Packaged., The 7th Global Summit
  • September 5, 2018Int'l Food Products and Processing Technologies Exhibition (WorldFood Istanbul)
  • September 15, 2018iba
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements