GMO - Genetically Modified Organisms - analysis

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Only approved genetically modified foods and feed are permitted to be launched on the market within the European Union. The Swedish Food Agency is the national reference laboratory (NRL) for genetically modified food and feed.

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.

Accredited methods

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.

Maria Sitell
Head of Biology Department
Email: firstname.sirname@slv.se

Screening methods

DNA element Analytical technique
p35S Real-time PCR
Nos-T Real-time PCR
Pat Real-time PCR
Bar Real-time PCR
P35S-Bar* Real-time PCR
Pubi-cry* Real-time PCR
CpTI-nos* Real-time PCR
P35S-nos* Real-time PCR
Cry1Ab/Ac* Real-time PCR

*Not accredited

Soybean

GM Analytical technique
Roundup Ready  Real-time PCR
MON89788  Real-time PCR
MON87701  Real-time PCR
MON87705  Real-time PCR
MON87708  Real-time PCR
MON87769  Real-time PCR
MON87751  Real-time PCR
CV127  Real-time PCR
FG72  Real-time PCR
DAS68416  Real-time PCR
DAS44406  Real-time PCR
DAS81419  Real-time PCR
A2704-12  Real-time PCR
A5547-127  Real-time PCR

Maize

GM Analytical technique
Bt10* Real-time PCR
Bt11 Real-time PCR
Bt176 Real-time PCR
MON810 Real-time PCR
MON863 Real-time PCR
MON88017 Real-time PCR
MON89034 Real-time PCR
MON87460 Real-time PCR
MON87427 Real-time PCR
GA21 Real-time PCR
NK603 Real-time PCR
TC1507 Real-time PCR
T25 Real-time PCR
59122 Real-time PCR
MIR604 Real-time PCR
MIR162 Real-time PCR
LY038 Real-time PCR
3272 Real-time PCR
98140 Real-time PCR
DAS40278 Real-time PCR
5307 Real-time PCR
VCO-01981 Real-time PCR
MON87403 Real-time PCR
MON87411 Real-time PCR
Starlink* Real-time PCR
DP4114 Real-time PCR

*Not accredited

Rapeseed

GM Analytical technique
RT73 Real-time PCR
Ms8 Real-time PCR
Rf3 Real-time PCR
T45 Real-time PCR
Ms1 Real-time PCR
Rf1 Real-time PCR
Rf2 Real-time PCR
Topas 19/2 Real-time PCR
DP073496 Real-time PCR
MON88302 Real-time PCR

Rice

GM Analytical technique
LLrice601* Real-time PCR
LLrice62 Real-time PCR
Bt63 Real-time PCR
KMD1* Real-time PCR

*Not accredited

Wheat

GM Analytical technique
71200 Real-time PCR
71800 Real-time PCR

 

Sugarbeet

GM Analytical technique
H7-1* Real-time PCR

*Not accredited

Potato

GM Analytical technique
EH92 Real-time PCR
AM04 Real-time PCR

Flax

GM Analytical technique
FP967* Real-time PCR

*Not accredited

Reference genes

Species Analytical technique
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

*Not accredited

Laboratory services

Reviewed 2022-10-06