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Quantification of Soy as Botanical Impurity

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“Botanical impurity” describes the adventitious or unintended presence of a plant species, which is neither listed in the ingredient list nor on the product label. Botanical impurities can i.e. occur as cross contamination in the global transport chain of raw material procurement.

Botanical impurities containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) may have an effect on the marketability or the labelling requirements of the final product. Non-approved GMOs, even as constituent of a botanical impurity, are not allowed in food in the EU, a zero tolerance applies. In case of approved GMOs, the portion of the botanical impurity in the raw material is crucial. In the EU, labelling requirements apply depending on the percentage of the botanical impurity and the GMO content of the product.

The percentage of the botanical impurity can be determined with the kit SpeciesQuant Botanical Impuritiy Soy. With this kit testing laboratories are able to determine if the GMO content of the botanical impurity has an impact on the labelling requirements of the final product.

At a Glance: SpeciesQuant Botanical Impurity Soy (NR)

  • First commercial kit for the quantification of soy as a botanical impurity
  • Contains specific components for DNA extraction and all reagents required for real-time PCR
  • Applicable to soy impurities regardless of the sample type species
  • Excel™-sheet for automatic output of results is provided

Ordering Information

Cat. # Item Description
5421231001 SpeciesQuant Botanical Impurity Soy (NR) Kit for DNA extraction and real-time PCR quantification (on MX3000P/MX3500P) of soy as botanical impurity in max. 44 samples.

Further Kits Within this Scope

  • GMOScreen RT IPC (LR) GM Soy I for ABI 7500 (Fast)
  • GMOScreen RT IPC (NR) GM Soy I for MX3005P/MX3000P and LC480