FUTURELIFE®, South Africa, announces NON-GMO commitment.

gmbill In 2012 the African Center for Biosafety released a report specifying that FUTURELIFE® had failed to adhere to ’s mandatory genetically modified requirement. In response, the company in 2013, announced a comprehensive effort to ensure that all the products originating from its factory are produced from NON-GMO material.

The company has implemented the following process and procedures to adhere to its NON-GMO . Farmers are sourced who only grow NON-GMO crops in areas where cross pollination with GMO crops does not occur. Farmers provide a certificate specifying that the that are used are NON-GMO. Compliance is spot checked on a regular basis. Storage facilities where raw materials are kept are kept clean and free of any GMO produce. Raw materials are materials are processed and cooked in such a way that there is no of cross from other GMO products.

The company has announced a 16 and 10 point check system for and Soya beans respectively which include the following:

1. Before harvesting, the status of is tested on the farm to ensure compliance. This testing is done by independent third party contractors.
2. Specific silos are allocated and certified by Co-ops for the delivering and storage of NON-GMO .
3. Various farmers deliver NON-GMO to silos at the Co-ops.
4. For the 2014, 15 harvesting season ISO-Foods will be from Afgri’s Dryden silo.
5. A specific Folio has been allocated by Afgri for the delivering of on our behalf.
6. When the farmer delivers to the silo he delivers on the specific portfolio and the product gets certified as NON-GMO.
7. Testing of silos are being done pre-delivery and certified.
8. The Co-op certifies the product as NON-GMOwhen loading out.
9. The transporter ensures his trucks are clean and free from any other products.
10. When receiving the product at the processing facility the is tested for its status again.
11. A typical sample would be drawn from 3 different areas on the truck.
12. The sample is tested by way of a strip test (AgraStrip GMO) for its status. The test is either positive or negative.
13. Once the test is negative the truck would be offloaded and the is ready for processing.
14. The plant is cleaned thoroughly on a weekly basis to mitigate the of .
15. Finished products are stored separate to ensure no of .
16. All trucks are inspected for cleanness and before loading products to customers.

SOYA BEANS

1. Before harvesting, the status of soybeans is tested on the farm to ensure compliance. Samples are drawn from the farm and the farm storage facilities.
2. Unlike , Co-ops do not allocate storage facilities for NON-GMO soybeans.
3. Currently the beans are transported and received and stored in bags at the processing facility.
4. When receiving the product at the processing facility the soybeans are tested for a status.
5. A representative sample from each bag is drawn to ensure compliance.
6. The sample is tested by way of a strip test (AgraStrip GMO) for its status. The test is either positive or negative.
7. Once the test is negative the truck would be offloaded and the soybeans are ready for processing.
8. The plant is cleaned thoroughly by way of a standard HACCP procedure before production start.
9. Finished products are stored separate to ensure no of .
10. All trucks are inspected for cleanliness and before loading products to customers.

Source

FUTURELIFE® Health Products cc

www.futurelife.co.za

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