GMO Testing in Canada

Grains, Canola and Corn

Accurate and efficient GMO testing to ensure quality, traceability and sustainability.

As the planting of GMO crops has extended around the world, many countries have implemented regulations prohibiting the use of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in food products. Growers that wish to trade with countries specifying GMO-free products must ensure that the products, including raw ingredients, they supply meet national and international standards.

SGS’s Saskatoon Genomics Lab provides highly accurate and efficient GMO testing. We are the only Canadian lab to provide the full range of GMO testing services.

Our GMO testing lab is:

  • The first Non-GMO Project approved laboratory in Canada
  • ISO/IEC 17025 accredited

We offer:

  • Quick turn-around times – no need to send samples all the way to the US
  • Competitive pricing – no cross-border shipping costs, and exchange rates give you a discount of almost 30%!

Read on to learn more about our GMO crop testing, quality testing and varietal testing and purity testing, and to find forms to submit with your sample.

Contact an expert to learn more about GMO testing at our Saskatoon laboratory.

GMO Testing

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Crop Testing

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Our GMO Crops Testing Services

We offer GMO testing for grains, food and feed products. Our DNA-based qualitative and quantitative RT-PCR testing enables us to determine GMO levels in a wide range of products, including:

  • Flax
  • Canola
  • Corn
  • Soybean
  • Alfalfa
  • Wheat
  • Processed products, such as finished bakery and snack products

We provide GMO screens for grains, food and feed products.

Semi-quantitative testing is also available depending on the product.

Quality Testing

Our quality testing services ensure that grain is safe and of good quality when it enters the bakery or snack food supply chain. We test for parameters such as:

  • Grain grading
  • Falling number
  • Moisture estimation
  • Protein estimation
  • Mycotoxin quantification

ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation

SGS’s Saskatoon Genomics lab is ISO/IEC 17025 accredited for corn, soybean, canola, wheat and flax GMO testing.

Varietal Identification and Purity Testing

Our Saskatoon genomics lab is the only commercial lab to provide wheat varietal identification and barley varietal purity testing.

Why SGS?

With over 130 years’ experience serving the global agriculture and food market, we offer unrivaled experience and expertise, the latest technologies, state-of-the-art laboratories and experienced staff.

Our unique, standardized global network enables us to apply world class standards to local Canadian testing services.

Non GMO Project

Non GMO Project

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