Lasenor Brazil obtains FoodChain ID Non-GMO certification
Good news for The Lasenor Group, as its subsidiary in Brazil has obtained the FoodChain ID Non-GMO certification that supports its production of Non-GMO products.
GM food has raised consumer concerns about its impact on the environment and on human and animal health. As a result, many countries require mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients when the percentage exceeds a certain threshold.
To meet consumer transparency demands and to support companies in sourcing Non-GMO materials, FoodChain ID (a leader in Non-GMO certification) launched a first Non-GMO Certification and Non-GMO Mark (product seal) in 1999 to easily identify non-GMO products in the marketplace.
Today, the Global FoodChain ID Non-GMO Standard is recognized within the industry as the benchmark for a production system that does not genetically modify its products, as it applies a quality management system approach to identity preservation. This Standard is applicable to organizations involved in the cultivation, production, processing, storage, distribution, logistics and/or trade of Non-GM products. Product certification can be requested for raw materials, derivatives, additives, processing aids and finished products, including livestock and animal feed.
The certification obtained therefore ensures that Lasenor Brazil complies with the previously mentioned Global FoodChain ID Non-GMO Standard and also with the country’s legislative requirements, which establishes mandatory labeling of natural products, ingredients, food and feed containing GMOs or derivatives with a GMO content equal to or greater than 1%.
Certificate attesting to food safety
Lasenor Brazil, based in the town of Potim, in the state of São Paulo, manufactures standardized soy lecithin. It also markets lecithin and special esters produced by other Lasenor production units in Spain, Russia, Argentina and India.
In its desire to offer the highest possible quality standard, Lasenor Brazil is also FSSC22000 certified, which guarantees its food safety management system.
With these two certifications, Lasenor Brazil strengthens its presence as a manufacturer of food emulsifiers in the Americans, where it provides both local support to existing multinational companies and local customers in the region.
Many congratulations to the entire Lasenor Brazil team!