Accreditation and Quality Assurance

, Volume 11, Issue 1–2, pp 89–93 | Cite as

Can Legal Limits for GMO be enforced?

Legislation and Norms


Labelling requirements for genetically modified organisms state that any product, containing or consisting of GMOs or products thereof, above a threshold of 0.9% need to be labelled accordingly. Reviewing projects of the UK Food Standards Agency on determination of GMO percentage in processed products as well as problems with certain series of Roundup Ready soybean certified reference materials, it seems impossible to accurately analyse any product for their GMO content and get the percentage right. The articles discusses analytical problems and pitfalls and shows what can and cannot be enforced.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PocklingtonUK

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