The NGPS verifies the accuracy of Non-GMO Production claims in products by ensuring that ingredients were not genetically engineered by the use of modern biotechnology. The use of the NGPS logo serves as a further explicitly-stated guarantee of the quality? of the product.
The certification is applicable at all levels of the supply chain to organizations active in cultivation, production, processing, storage, distribution, logistics and/or trade. Products falling within the scope should comprise of one or more agricultural products, regardless of their purpose.
THE NON-GMO PRODUCTION STANDARD
The standard ensures no genetically engineered ingredients are used in the production of the end product. The standard aims to verify this by putting forth a list of requirements that leads to a strong system of internal and external verifications at the facilities that produce/process the (end-)product. The Management System (MS) shall have a documented sampling plan that is based on the MS and the associated risk assessment. Laboratories performing tests to assess the genetically engineered material content of a sample, shall be certified with ISO 17025 for the specific activity of genetically engineered material testing. Companies in compliance with the NGPS may communicate the claim ‘Certified Non- GMO Production’ on the product label with reference to the NGPS. To the approved organic standards belong EU organic, NPOP, USDA organic and IFOAM based organic standards.
HOW YOU BENEFIT
Centre for Food Safety certifies companies all over the world and offers a wide range of certification programmes, some of which can be linked to organic certifications. Our global network of offices allows us to make certification more efficient and cost effective, whilst upholding the same stringent professional auditing and certification procedures.
Through third-party verification, we motivate your (quality) claim independently towards your clients. Furthermore, traceability and contamination risks can be managed better by certifying your management system and/or your product.
With 100+ certification programs, we are able to conduct combination audits saving time and expenses for our customers.