In cooperation with food suppliers, Martin & Servera will ensure that accurate information is obtained concerning products falling under the respective EU and Swedish legislation regarding GMOs (genetically modified organisms).
In cases where there are GMOs in products, these shall be labeled according to current EU and Swedish legislation respectively.
In addition, we will work to ensure that alternatives can be offered to customers where the ingredients are free from genetic modification.
European Union rules say that all products containing GMOs (genetically modified organisms) must have information on the labels that the food consists of, contains, or is produced from GMOs. This also applies to products produced from GMOs, but where no GMO remains in the product.
Regulatory authorities also require that anyone selling a product containing GMOs is obliged to inform the next stage in the trading chain that the product contains GMOs. Declaring it on the label is not enough. If a supplier sells a product containing GMOs to Martin & Servera they must actively inform us about it, and the same rule applies in the case we would sell a product to a customer containing GMOs.
Martin & Servera currently has no products that intentionally contain GMOs, and we therefore have an obligation to actively inform customers before such a product could be delivered.
There is also a rule regarding accidental contamination of GMOs in a conventional product. This means that a product accidentally "contaminated" with GMOs, and the amount of GMOs is below 0.9%, need not be marked.
NFA monitors GMOs in food at regular intervals. We conduct our own random checks on products imported directly by us.
Uppdaterad 01 april 2013