Testing Labs

The labs listed below comply with the requirements set forth in the Non-GMO Project Standard and the additional requirements outlined on the approved lab application also available as a PDF. These approved labs perform PCR testing and are ISO 17025 accredited for tests relevant to the Standard. Testing is required on all high-risk crops and must be performed on intact material, such as the soybeans used to produce soy lecithin.

THE LAB APPROVAL PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD

To be added to an announcement list for when the program reopens, please send an email to standard@nongmoproject.org.

However, it is the responsibility of the Participant to confirm whether the lab performs the specific ISO 17025 accredited tests needed for verification of a given product. For example, some labs are ISO 17025 accredited for PCR testing of corn but not soy, or are accredited for some corn events but not others. The notes in italic that follow the lab listing can help guide you in finding a lab that is suitable for your testing requirements and the Project’s technical administrators must approve a testing plan for your specific needs.

In summary:

  1.   Laboratories may or may not provide accredited tests for all GM risk crop species.
  2.   The participant is responsible for ensuring they order only accredited tests from an approved laboratory of their choice and that a testing plan is approved by your Technical Administrator in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard.

For more information on our testing requirements, please send an email to standard@nongmoproject.org. More information to be posted soon.

To become an approved laboratory with the Non-GMO Project, please download and submit an application to standard@nongmoproject.org.


Non-GMO Project Approved Laboratories

Name Contact Testing for
Analitus – Análises Biotecnológicas (Ecocerta)

Rua: José Aloysio Brugger, 1081 – Térreo – B. Jardim AméricaCaxias do Sul/RS – Brazil – 95050-150

Web: www.analitus.com
Contact: Guilherme Thomazi

Email: guilherme@analitus.com
Phone: +55 54 3222.1659

 Canola, Corn, Soy
Eurofins GeneScan, Inc. 2219 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 400
New Orleans, LA 70122
Web: www.eurofinsus.com/gmotesting/
Contact: Frank Spiegelhalter, Executive Vice President
Phone: 504-297-4330
Fax: 504-297-4335
All relevant Non-GMO Project species
Eurofins Genescan GmbH (Freiburg, Germany) Engesserstrasse 4 79108 Freiburg, Germany
Web: www.genescan.de
Contact: Maria Möhrle, Customer Service Manager
Phone: +49-761-5038-100
Fax: +49-761-50-38-211
All relevant Non-GMO Project species

Genetic ID NA, Inc.

*Genetic ID offers a 10% discount to all Non-GMO Project Participants

504 N. 4th St. Fairfield, IA 52556
Web: www.genetic-id.com/
Contact: Heather Secrist, CEO
Phone: 641-472-9979
All relevant Non-GMO Project species
Genetic ID (Europe) GmbH Am Mittleren Moos 48
86167 Augsburg
GermanyBill Thompson , CEO
+49 (0)821 74776-41
bthompson@genetic-id.deWeb: www.genetic-id.de
All relevant Non-GMO Project species
Gen-IAL GmbH Heuserweg 13-15
D-53842 Troisdorf
Germany
Web: www.gen-ial.de
Contact: Dr. Gabi Muecher
Phone: 02241-2522980
All relevant Non-GMO Project species
Genista Biosciences 5941 Optical Court
San Jose, CA 95138
Web: www.genistabio.com/
Contact: Padma Kastury, Managing Director
Phone: 408-348-2603
ICIA Emily C. Dierking, Ph.D.
Genetics Program Director, ICIA
7700 Stockwell Road
Lafayette, IN 47909
Web: www.indianacrop.org
Phone: 765-523-2535
Fax: 765-523-2536
Primarily corn, all relevant Non-GMO Project species EXCEPT cotton
IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group, Inc. 15300 Bothell Way NE
Seattle, WA 98155
Attn. Sergio Sanchez, Ph.D.
VP Analytical Services
Phone: 206-522-5432
Email: ss@iehinc.com
Web: www.iehinc.com
All relevant Non-GMO Project species
ifp Institut für Produktqualität GmbH

Wagner-Régeny-Str. 8, 12489 Berlin GERMANY

Geschäftsführer / General Manager: Dr. Wolfgang Weber

Phone: +49 (0)30 / 74 73 33 – 1013
Email: hauser@produktqualitaet.com
Web: www.produktqualitaet.com

Handelsregister / Commercial Registry: Berlin HRB 95422
USt-IdNr. / VAT: DE814222515

All relevant Non-GMO Project species
Intertek ScanBi Diagnostics Box 166
23053 Alnarp, Sweden
Delivery address:
Intertek ScanBi Diagnostics,
Elevenborgsvägen 2
23053 Alnarp, Sweden
Phone: +46 40 69 28 001
E-mail: scanbi@intertek.com
All relevant Non-GMO Project species
lifeprint GmbH DNA Analysis Industriestraße 12
D-89257 Illertissen
Phone: +49 (0) 7303 – 951 95- 0
Phone: +49 (0) 7303 – 951 95- 55
Contact: Lauren Fleming
Tel: 630-488-7434

Midwest Laboratories, Inc.

 

13611 B Street
Omaha, NE 68144Web: www.midwestlabs.com
Contact: Erin Smith, Food Department Supervisor
Phone: 402-829-9845
All relevant Non-GMO Project species EXCEPT cotton
OMIC USA Inc. 3344 NW Industrial St.
Portland, OR 97210
Web: www.omicusa.com
Contact: Chong Singsit, DNA Laboratory Manager
Phone: 503-223-1497
Fax: 503-223-9436

PLANTON GmbH

 

Am Kiel-Kanal 44
D-24106 Kiel (Germany)
Phone +49 431 38015 0
Fax: +49 431 38015 11
Email: analytik@planton.de
Web: www.planton.de
Contact: Dr. Julia Kirschning
All relevant Non-GMO Project species
SGS Brookings 236 32nd Ave.
Brookings, SD 57006
Web: www.sgs.com/us-gmo
Contact: Heather Waxdahl
Phone: 605-692-7611
Fax: 605-692-7617
 All relevant Non-GMO Project species
SGS Bulgaria Ltd. 1 William Froude Str., 9003 Varna
Bulgarian Ship Hydrodynamics Centre, f.6
Phone: +359 (52) 35 80 90
Fax: +359 (52) 370 979
Contact persons available:
silvia.stoyanova@sgs.com
sonya.ilieva@sgs.com
veselka.pashova@sgs.com
All relevant Non-GMO Project species
SGS India Pvt. Ltd. 201, Sumel II
SG Highway, Near Gurudwara
Ahmedabad 380054
Gujarat, India
Web: www.sgsgroup.in
Contact: Joseph Lopez
Phone: +91 8861208289

UL Consumer Products

 

85 John Road
Canton, MA 02021
Web: industries.ul.com/food-and-beverage
Contact: Michele Jones
Phone: +1 860-818-6075
Email: QAInfo@ul.com

 

Checklist for LABs requesting approval in the Non-GMO Project Product Verification Program.

All points in the checklist below must be addressed by applicant labs. We will help you with any requirement that is unclear after initial submission of materials has been completed.

  1. A copy of your current ISO 17025 certificate of accreditation.
  2. A copy of your current ISO 17025 scope of accreditation.
  3. Date of accreditation certificate renewal. It is your responsibility to keep your current certificate of accreditation and scope of accreditation on file with us or we will remove you from our listing.
  4. For each High-Risk crop species, a list of the tests that you provide that target all commercialized GM events for the crop species. Please indicate where in the scope of your accreditation certificate these tests are listed, if not immediately obvious.
  5. For each High-Risk crop species, please state:

Whether you perform Quantitative GMO analysis and/or Qualitative.

Whether you are using Real-Time PCR or End Point PCR for GMO analysis.

6. Example PCR analysis reports for each High-Risk crop species. For each crop species, please include an example of each of the following:

Quantitative Analysis report for a sample that has High-Risk species DNA that is sufficiently intact to allow for valid quantitative analysis by PCR.

Quantitative Analysis report for a sample that has High-Risk species DNA that is NOT sufficiently intact to allow for valid quantitative analysis by PCR. (For example, a report for an oil sample that does not contain DNA sufficiently intact for quantitation.)

Qualitative Analysis report for a sample that has High-Risk species DNA that is sufficiently intact to allow for valid quantitative analysis by PCR.

Qualitative Analysis report for a sample that has High-Risk species DNA that is NOT sufficiently intact to allow for valid quantitative analysis by PCR. (For example, a report for an oil sample that does not contain DNA sufficiently intact for quantitation.)

7. Guidance that you provide clients on how to read/interpret your test results.

8. Written acknowledgement from your laboratory that you will use the following:

The Non-GMO Project’s Testing Guidelines (to be attached soon)

Non-GMO Project Real-Time PCR Test Tables for Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis

9. A copy of your proficiency test (ring trial) results from the previous 12 months, with your laboratory’s results clearly marked/highlighted. Typical providers for proficiency tests are, FAPAS GeMMA, (ISTA), GIPSA, (AOCS).

10. Written acknowledgement from your laboratory that you will participate in an annual proficiency test conducted by the Non-GMO Project.