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New Regulation on GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) in Foods

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Genetically engineered organisms that have been inherited by interventions using various techniques are now known as GMOs (genetically modified organisms).

To protect human, animal and plant health, environment and biodiversity, GMO products are allowed in GMO products in accordance with the biosafety law no.

GMO screening analysis refers to the analysis of the target area of ​​the promoter and terminator regions. The promoter 35S, termiminator NOS and promoter FMV regions are analyzed.

GD type / variety / event refers to the specific DNA recombinant region in a single plant cell used to obtain all transgenic plants.

Since the genetic structure does not include promoters and terminators such as p35S, tNOS, pFMV, GMO types (types / events) which cannot be detected by GMO Screening Analysis have been started to be analyzed within the scope of GMO Screening as of 1 June 2016.

In this context, as of June 1, 2016, the Ministry has changed the GMO analysis strategy regarding import samples as follows.

If the result of GMO Screening Analysis (35S, NOS, FMV) is negative, plant specific gene analyzes (soy, cotton) will be performed.
As a result of plant specific gene analysis, if there are soy and cotton plant species; GMO Type Identification (event specific) analysis of the identified plant species will be continued.
GMO Type Determination (Event Specific) Analysis
MON 87701 Soybean
MON 87708 Soybean
MON 87769 Soybean
CV127 Soybean
DP 305423 Soybean
281-24-36 Cotton
3006-210-23 Cotton
GHB614 Cotton

GD (Genetically Modified) types will be analyzed.

Our laboratory is authorized by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock for GMO type determination analysis. TURKAK ISO 17025 Accreditation includes all the analyzes requested by the Ministry of Agriculture mentioned above.

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