Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) Testing

Committed towards detection of genetically modified organisms

Committed towards detection of genetically modified organisms

What is GMO testing?

Food products which are modified through biotechnological methods have been on the market for decades. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test qualifies and quantifies genetically modified organisms (GMO) present in your food or feed samples and provides you the independent verification you need to trade in confidence.

This is why, as part of our GMO screening process, we utilise state-of-the-art screening methods that provide a more cost-effective approach to identifying authorised and unauthorised GMOs.

Why is GMO testing important?

Food production is more sophisticated and complex than ever. This means that the range of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and their diversity is also continually changing. Makes GMO detection more challenging.

Routine GMO testing and screening are required because agricultural products that contain GMOs can unintentionally mix with non-GMO foods and feeds. This means that GMO detection is required across the entire supply chain to prevent cross-contamination where GM crops can unintentionally enter non-GM food and feed production.

NGOs are now regularly performing GMO safety testing to ensure products are compliant. As a result, it is vital that your business stays abreast with developments and regulatory changes concerning GMOs in human food.

By continually undergoing GMO testing and committing to the detection of genetically modified organisms, you can that your business meets food laws, and ensure that your food labels also meets legal requirements on GMOs.


GMO certification is issued after extensive and successful GMO testing covering various elements such as food quality, safety, product development lifecycle, compliance and many others. Companies like TÜV SÜD provide GMO certification only after a comprehensive examination of the involved food products on the GMO front. Here’s more on the benefits of GMO certification.

  • Mitigate risk – by minimising quality and safety issue with independent testing.

  • Save time and money – TÜV SÜD is a one-stop solutions provider that can serve your company’s need.

  • Shorten time to market – with the help of our sophisticated infrastructure and advanced knowledge of regulations.

  • Enhanced quality and productivity – TÜV SÜD works with you along the entire product development lifecycle to ensure compliance with national and international standards.

  • Inspire confidence – by ensuring your products and processes comply with national and international standards, and you inspire greater confidence in your buyers.


Our GMO testing services include:

  • Real time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for seed samples
  • PCR test for food samples
  • Research and development - Our experts are continuously researching to understand and develop testing procedures for the detection of genetically modified organisms.
  • Consultation services


TÜV SÜD is an independent certification body accredited to globally recognised standards. Our experienced experts can help you gain the trust of your customers by making sure that your products are of the highest possible quality. Our GMO testing in India involves comprehensive GMO detection and GMO testing services and a certification programmed to perform quality control and assessment of GMO -status in the products and production.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • What methods are used to detect the presence of a GMO?

    Detection of GMO presence is an essential part of GMO safety testing and GMO certification. Experts detect GMO presence with the help of two methods – DNA-based and protein-based methods.

    The DNA-based GMO testing service involves analysing the genome of a place to identify the presence of genetic modification. Protein-based GMO detection is done through processes such as ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay), lateral flow sticks and western blog.

  • How are GMOs tested for safety?

    GMO safety testing is done through two processes: DNA-based method and protein-based method.

  • What is a GMO certificate?

    A GMO certificate is issued to indicate that GMO certification is complete. It refers to completing the verification of GMO status in the products and production to be compliant with the respective requirements through sampling, on-site inspections, audits and document reviews.

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