Tortilla chips sole offender in Danish GM survey

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An investigation by Danish authorities into illegal GMOs in food products found all but one batch of tortilla chips followed content and labelling riles.

The Danish food authorities conduct an annual survey of foods to ensure compliance with GM regulations on rice, soy and linseed strains. In the past, the results have been good.

Out of 26 products tested, t reported that only one batch of tortilla chips, imported via The Netherlands, was incorrectly labelled, but was not deemed a health risk because the GM maize in question is approved in the EU.

This year’s survey was especially important due to problems with contamination of linseed with non-EU approved GM flaxseed from Canada. The new results show that all nine samples of linseed tested were free of the illegal linseed, which the authority says shows measures to avoid contamination have been effective.

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