All genetically modified products must be labelled. This rule applies not only to products that consist of or contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) but also products produced from GMOs but that have no trace of genetically modified material in the finished product. A conventional product does not need to be labelled if it contains unintentional or technically unavoidable GMO contamination below 0.9% of total ingredients. The intentional use of GMOs must always be declared.
The Swedish Food Agency can offer a wide range of accredited analytical methods for screening, identifying and quantifying the vast majority of approved GMOs in food and feed. Analytical methods are also available for certain prohibited GMOs.
The accredited methods used by the Swedish Food Agency to analyse GMOs are listed below.
Please contact us if you would like further information and/or prices for the analyses we offer.
Head of Biology Department
|DNA element||Analytical technique|
|Roundup Ready||Real-time PCR|
|Topas 19/2||Real-time PCR|
|Lectin gene from soybean||Real-time PCR|
|Hmg gene from maize||Real-time PCR|
|Cruciferin A gene from rapeseed||Real-time PCR|
|Fosfolipas D gene from rice||Real-time PCR|
|Gliadin gene from wheat||Real-time PCR|
|Glutamin syntetase gene from sugar beet*||Real-time PCR|
|UGPase gene from potato||Real-time PCR|
|Stearoyl-acyl carrier protein desaturase gene from flax*||Real-time PCR|