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InterHealth: ‘We’ve been getting demand from our customers to confirm our non-GMO status’

By Stephen Daniells , 28-Aug-2013
Last updated on 28-Aug-2013 at 01:03 GMT2013-08-28T01:03:46Z

InterHealth: ‘We’ve been getting demand from our customers to confirm our non-GMO status’

Dietary supplement manufacturers are increasingly demanding  ingredients with confirmed non-GMO status, says InterHealth Nutraceuticals, and that demand is anticipated to rise further.

The company recently confirmed  that it had completed the testing of non-GMO analytical testing for five of its top-selling proprietary branded ingredients in response to increased demands from customers, and a spokesperson for the company told us: “We do anticipate that this demand will increase”.

Tests performed by Eurofins confirmed the non-GMO status of the company’s UC-II, Super CitriMax, ChromeMate, Meratrim and ZMA, the first of the company’s ingredients tested for non-GMO verification. Eurofins used the most accurate and sensitive testing method, Polymerase chain reaction, said InterHealth, because it provides sensitive quantitative results in detecting GMO content.

“We knew that verifying non-GMO status of our leading brands would be essential to food and beverage as well as dietary supplement manufacturers as consumer awareness and demand for non-GMO ingredients increases,” said Paul Dijkstra, InterHealth CEO.

“We will continue non-GMO testing on our other brands as part of a non-GMO initiative InterHealth started a few months ago,” he added.

Non-GMO testing has also started to become a necessity in light of new and possibly upcoming legislation around the world. Given the demand, the non-GMO market is bound to become extremely profitable.

To read our in-depth coverage of the challenges of non-GMO verification for dietary supplement companies, please click here

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