DNV STP non-Genetically Engineered ingredients process verified
Develop a robust system to define the process of preparing food products without genetically engineered ingredients (non-GE).
Verification of your food manufacturing system demonstrates your commitment to meeting customer expectations related to non-GE ingredients in the supply chain.
The DNV STP aims to give a robust system to define the process of preparing food products with non-genetically engineered (non-GE) ingredients.
What is the DNV STP
The DNV Technical Specification for Products (STP) is developed in accordance with EU legislative labeling requirements for GMOs (EU Regulations 1829/2003 and 1830/2003) and with the U.S. market needs and specific approaches, taking into consideration US federal and State legislation and guidance, including the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law (July 2016).
The DNV STP may be used by a food manufacturer and is based primarily on product traceability with focus on the control of cross-contact or co-mingling between genetically engineered / bioengineered (GE / BE) and non-GE/BE ingredients at every level of the supply chain and manufacturing process, as well as an effective product market removal plan.
Implementation of the requirements of the STP does not substitute the compliance with any applicable law or regulation in force. The STP is intended to be applied in combination with existing laws and regulations governing the labeling of food products.
The food product must maintain its original non-GE/BE status, and it must be managed to avoid cross-contact or co-mingling with GMO/GE/BE raw materials and ingredients throughout the supply chain. This shall be demonstrated through control measures at all steps of production.
Benefits of becoming process verified
Genetic engineering or modification allows production of plants, animals and micro-organisms with specific qualities. Whilst allowed in many countries not all consumers are convinced of the desirability of genetic engineering.
To meet these concerns some producers will wish to verify that their products do not contain genetically engineered products and label products accordingly. Adopting a systems-based and facility process verified approach can help your company:
- Prevent product failure.
- Make it easy to identify products that do not contain Genetically Engineered ingredients.
- Open new markets and increases business opportunities.
- Builds consumer brand trust by associating non-Genetically Engineered ingredients process verified product claims.
To be process verified, you first need to implement a system meeting the program’s requirements. DNV can help you throughout the journey starting from relevant training to self-assessments, gap analysis and certification services.
Learn more about how to get started on the road to certification.