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NSF International adds North America’s only third-party verified non-GMO label to its growing food safety auditing and certification services.

NSF International to Offer Non-GMO Project Verification to Meet Increasing Demand for Trusted Label

  (UNITED STATES, 9/26/2013)

To support the growing demand for credible, third-party verified non-GMO products, NSF International, a global organization with nearly 70 years of food certification expertise, will join the Non-GMO Project as a Technical Administrator in early 2014 offering retail grocers, food growers, manufacturers and restaurants another option to earn verification for the trusted non-GMO label.

NSF is currently conducting beta tests on its Non-GMO Project quality system and infrastructure with an aim to be fully operational in 2014.

The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.

Recognizing the increasing consumer demand for non-GMO foods, retailers and food manufacturers/processors have increased their efforts to deliver credible, certified food options. Whole Foods Market recently announced that, by 2018, all products in its U.S. and Canadian stores must be labelled to indicate if they contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Tree of Life tongol tuna has been verified by the Non-GMO Project.

“We’re responding to our customers who have consistently asked us for GMO labelling, and we are doing so by focusing on where we have control: in our own stores,” said Walter Robb, Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market. “We are working together with our supplier partners to grow our non-GMO supply chain to ensure we can continue to provide these choices in the future. NSF International is providing an important service to help meet the demand for Non-GMO Project verification.”

“As a broad-based food safety and quality assurance provider, and given the increased consumer and retailer demand for non-GMO verified foods, it made sense for NSF International to add this program to its growing portfolio of food safety and quality service offerings,” said Tom Chestnut, Vice President of NSF International’s Global Food Division. “NSF International has a network of hundreds of expert auditors worldwide in addition to nearly 70 years of food certification and auditing expertise.”

Natural Sea has a wide range of seafood that have been verified by Non-GMO Project including tuna, clams and wild alaskan salmon.

What does “Non-GMO Project Verified” mean?

Verified Non-GMO Project products have gone through a rigorous process to ensure they meet consensus-based standards. The Non-GMO Project verification process requires:

  • Ongoing testing of all major at-risk ingredients—any ingredient being grown commercially in GMO form must be tested prior to use in a verified product.
  • An action threshold of 0.9 percent. This is in alignment with laws in the European Union, where any product containing more than 0.9 percent GMOs must be labelled. Absence of all GMOs is the target for all Non-GMO Project Standard compliant products. Continuous improvement practices toward achieving this goal must be part of the participant’s quality management systems.
Tonnino is a Gourmet Tuna made with the finest cuts of yellowfin tuna fish. Its range of Tuna fillets have been verified by the Non-GMO Project.
  • After at-risk testing is complete, companies are required to implement rigorous traceability and segregation practices to ensure ingredient integrity through to the finished product.
  • For low-risk ingredients, a thorough review of ingredient specification sheets is conducted to determine absence of GMO risk.
  • Verification is maintained through an annual audit, along with on-site inspections for high-risk products.
  • Dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other personal care products can earn Non-GMO Project verification. A complete listing of verified Non-GMO Project products is available on the Non-GMO Project website.

About NSF International

NSF International is an independent global organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment.

 Photo Credit: NSF International

Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. Operating in more than 150 countries, NSF International is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and has been collaborating with the World Health Organization since 1997 in water quality and safety, food safety and indoor environments.

The NSF Global Food Division provides expertise and accredited services across all supply chain sectors, from agriculture, produce, processing, distribution and dairy, to seafood, retail and restaurants. Services include Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification (SQF, BRC, GLOBALG.A.P., FSSC 22000, IFS, CanadaGAP), expert auditing, consulting and technical services, HACCP validation and inspection, and organic and gluten-free certification through QAI (Quality Assurance International). NSF is also the leading certifier of foodservice equipment, non-food compounds and bottled water/beverages.

Source: NSF International

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