SCS Global Services, a trusted leader in third-party environmental, sustainability and food quality certification, auditing, testing and standards development, has announced its formal recognition as a Non-GMO Project Technical Administrator. This implies that the company has been authorized to verify food products’ and supplements’ claims independently under the GMO project.
The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization founded on the belief that consumers should have access to clearly-labelled non-GMO food and products.
The Executive Director of the Non-GMO Project, Megan Westgate, commended the outstanding technical expertise of SCS. The founder and CEO of SCS Global Services, Dr Stanley Rhodes in his speech said, “GMO technology has introduced a wild card into the mix, with the potential for unintended health and environmental consequences. Third-party verification under the Non-GMO Project standard makes it possible for consumers who wish to avoid these potential risks to steer clear of such products.”
Bradon Nauman, the Manager of SCS’ Organic and Non-GMO Projects services, said that apart from food items, non-food products, such as health-care products, personal care products and cosmetics, cleaning products, packaging (including tea bags), and textiles are also eligible for Non-GMO Project verification. SCS also offers additional certification services for these products. These certification services include responsible sourcing, biodegradability, and recycled content, which could add value to customers along with their Non-GMO Project verification.