GMO Testing services, Food Authenticity testing, Food fraud detection, Food testing, Animal Species Identification, Rapid Pathogen Detection, Meat species testing

Molecular Solutions for Food

GMO testing, Authenticity testing and Microbial Monitoring laboratory services concern Food & Beverages, Feed & Crops, Water & Wastewater, Environmental & Industrial sectors. QACS Molecular testing services for food have a wide accreditation spectrum. For food testing solutions, our highly engaged team of scientists will provide all the necessary information based on your product needs. Contact us – info@qacs.gr – 30 210 29 34745

GMO Testing

Interest in Genetically Modified Food has made GMO testing crucial, for producers in order to verify product marketability, fulfill labeling requirements and comply with EU Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003 and EU Regulation (EC) No. 619/2011.

QACS Labs make it possible for you to meet testing and industry needs by offering a wide range of accredited genetic modification tests for soyacorn, cotton and other plant species. We examine genetic modification presence in seeds, flour, feed and food.

DNA isolation and subsequently detection of specific genetic elements. Elements indicate genetic modification via Real Time PCR. The TAT is 3-5 working days.

Quantification analysis measures the extend of genetic modification. TAT is 1-2 working days.

Common genetic modifications are identified and quantified. In this case an “event specific” analysis is performed upon request

  • GM soy in Europe is GTS 40-3-2 soy
  • Roundup Ready Soya

Food Authenticity testing

In today’s globalized marketplace food authenticity testing is necessary in order to protect the consumers & the food industry from fraudulent food practices that undermine consumer confidence and hinder healthy trade.

Molecular techniques have the advantage of high sensitivity and specificity and are preferred for processed products. Affordable, reliable and sensitive molecular tools for authentication lead to the most effective and accurate control of authenticity claims by reducing food fraud in Greece and increasing Greek food exports. QACS Food Authenticity testing services include:

  • Animal Species Identification
  • DNA Barcoding
  • Organism Profiling
  • Rapid Pathogen Detection
  • GMO testing

We also provide Multispectral Imaging solutions to reveal information on composition, texture, quality and safety information.

Microbial Monitoring

At DNA Microlab, member of QACS, microorganisms are identified at the species level using DNA technology (Sanger Sequencing). The DNA identification method is globally recognized as the most reliable for the classification of microorganisms. In addition to the micro-organism species name, information about the ecology, classification, growth conditions and possible pathogenesis are provided.

Bacteria, Yeast and Molds are identified to the species name according to CLSI MM18 criteria. Along with the species name a description of the microorganism is included to facilitate targeted corrective actions in the analysis report. Express analysis is available, upon request.