GMO-ID Australia was launched in 2013 to deliver a leading European 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 Non-GMO Standard is recognised within the industry as the benchmark for Non-GMO identity preservation. Its approach moves 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”.
The 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.
We list all clients certificated against our Non-GMO standard on the 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 from this site and allows buyers to browse certificated suppliers by product, country and scope and to check a site’s certification. 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.