GMO-ID Australia was launched in 2013 to exclusively deliver the Cert ID Non GMO certification system. We are a subsidiary of HACCP International Pty Ltd, a JAS-ANZ accredited body that has specialised in product certification for the food industry since 1998.
The development of new GM crops and claims that GM can solve global food problems are now common place. However, while consumers and retailers alike demand Non-GMO products, there is a global challenge to food manufacturers to protect the supply chain from GM contamination.
A Consumer Attitude Survey carried out by GfK NOP, which was commissioned by Friends of the Earth and GM Freeze, published in September 2010 concludes that of those surveyed:
• 72% would pay extra for Non-GMO Food
• 89% want meat from animals fed on GM feed to be labelled
• 66% would prefer to buy meat from animals fed a Non-GMO diet
The Cert ID Non-GMO Standard is recognised within the industry as the benchmark for Non-GMO identity preservation. v1.0 of the Standard was formally launched in 1999. Its approach was groundbreaking because it moved standalone Identity preservation systems based upon testing into a quality assurance approach, integrating HACCP with PCR testing as validation throughout the whole supply chain.
The aim of the standard is to provide organisations with independent, third-party certification verifying that their production and handling systems, quality systems, internal controls and products are “Non-GMO”. Since its launch, the standard has been expanded and is now on version 5.1, the most robust standard of its kind, trusted by all major retailers and brands worldwide.
Cert ID Non-GMO certification is an elegant means for food and feed businesses to support a Non-GMO policy and communicate the same to both clients and suppliers.
Cert ID list all clients certificated against our Non-GMO and Regulatory Compliance standard on the Cert ID Non-GMO Directory as a tool for connecting buyers with Non-GMO suppliers and assisting clients with raising their profile in the industry. The directory is accessed via an online secure area and allows buyers to browse certificated suppliers by product, country and scope and to check a site’s certification. Clients have access to their own profile and are able to edit certain information themselves. Once a client’s certification expires they are removed from the directory.
Certified clients are also listed on the GMO-ID Australia website through the interactive database on this page. Visitors to the webpage can access the database and search by industry sector in addition to being able to download corporate information directly from the information pages.