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.

How to become an NGP-approved laboratory

Thank you for your interest in becoming an NGP-approved laboratory. Our lab partners play a critical role in our Product Verification Program. At the present time, we are not expanding our total number of approved laboratories. However, you are welcome to submit your contact information for future consideration. Please send an email to standard@nongmoproject.org and we will add your information to our list of prospective lab partners. Thank you.

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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 Biotechnologia SS
Rua José Aloysio Brugger, 1081 – Loja Térrea – Jardim América
95050-150
Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil
Web: www.analitus.com
Phone: +55 54 3222 1659
+55 54 3228 6886
 Canola, Corn, Soy
Eurofins GeneScan, Inc. 2219 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 400
New Orleans, LA 70122
Web: www.eurofinsus.com/gmotesting/
Contact: Edwin Pearce Smith, Laboratory Manager
Email: edwinpearcesmith@eurofinsus.com
Phone: (504) 297.4358
All relevant Non-GMO Project species
Eurofins Genescan GmbH (Freiburg, Germany) Engesserstrasse 4
79108 Freiburg, Germany
Web: www.genescan.de
Contact: Maria Möhrle, Manager Customer Service
Email: MariaMoehrle@eurofins.de
Phone: +49-761-5038-175
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
Germany
Web: www.genetic-id.de
Contact: i.A. Dr. Konstantin Rizos
Technical Manager/Client Relations Management
Phone: +49 821 74776-32
Fax: +49 821 74776-39
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
Email: info@gen-ial.de
Phone: 02241-2522980
All relevant Non-GMO Project species
Genista Biosciences 5285 Hellyer Avenue
San Jose, CA 95138
Web: www.genistabio.com/
Company Phone: (408) 757-5594
Contact: Padma Kastury, Managing Director
Email: padma@genistabio.com
Phone: 408-348-2603
 All relevant Non-GMO Project species
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
Contact: Dr. Wolfgang Hauser, Head of Molecular Biology
Phone: +49 (0)30 / 74 73 33 – 1013
Email: hauser@produktqualitaet.com
Web: www.produktqualitaet.com
All relevant Non-GMO Project species
Intertek ScanBi Diagnostics Intertek ScanBi Diagnostics AB
Elevenborgsvägen 2, Box 166
SE-230 53 Alnarp
Sweden
Phone: +46 40 69 28 001
Email: scanbi@intertek.com
Web: www.scanbidiagnostics.com
www.intertek.se
Canola, Soy
lifeprint GmbH DNA Analysis Industriestraße 12
D-89257 Illertissen, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 7303 – 951 95- 0
Phone: +49 (0) 7303 – 951 95- 55
Contacts:
Lauren Fleming
Phone: 630-488-7434
Email: lauren.fleming@tentamus.com
Dr. Katrin Neumann
Phone: +49 7303 951 95 18
Email: neumann@lifeprint.de
 All relevant Non-GMO Project species EXCEPT cotton

Midwest Laboratories, Inc.

 

13611 B Street
Omaha, NE 68144
Web: 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, Ph.D., Manager Bioanalytical Laboratory
Email: c.singsit@omicusa.com
 All relevant Non-GMO Project species

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
Email: kirschning@planton.de
All relevant Non-GMO Project species
SGS Brookings 241 34th Ave.
Brookings, SD 57006
Web: www.sgs.com/us-gmo
Contact: Heather Waxdahl
Email: heather.waxdahl@sgs.com
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:
veselka.pashova@sgs.com
All relevant Non-GMO Project species
SGS India Pvt. Ltd. 201, Sumel II
S.G. Highway, Near Gurudwara
Ahmedabad- 380054
Gujarat, India
Web: www.sgsgroup.in
Contact: Ravindra Gupta
Email: agri@biotech.sgs.com
Phone: +91 79 61603107
Mobile: +91 7575003190
Secondary Contacts:
Name: Ms. Purvi Shah
Email: purvi.shah@sgs.com
Phone: +91 79 61603100
Name: Dr. Abraham
Email: av.abraham@sgs.com
Phone: +91 44 4466081750

 

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