"Laboratories molekulyarno - genetic tests for check of foodstuff on the maintenance of the genetically modified organisms (GMO) have to be in each area of Ukraine", - the First Deputy Chairman Gospotrebstandart of Ukraine, the head of the UNP Nikolaev regional organization Yury Shirko declared, making comments on opening on the basis of the accredited GP "Krymstandartmetrologiya" test center of test laboratory for check of food products and agricultural raw materials on the qualitative and quantitative content of GMO.
It is the laboratory first in the Crimea molekulyarno - genetic tests of production. 26 - On August 27 of this year it was accredited by National agency on accreditation of Ukraine. In laboratory experts - geneticists who completed a theoretical and practical course on work on the Australian equipment are employed.
Creation in Simferopol laboratories molekulyarno - genetic tests will allow businessmen not only the Crimea, but also other southern areas of Ukraine to check raw materials and production on GMO existence, and in case of existence - to define their quantity.
"Actions of the authorities on ensuring biosafety in the territory of Ukraine have to be adequate to present conditions. Checks of foodstuff in GP "Ukrmetrteststandandart" testify to presence in domestic market of a large number of products from GMO: about 30%. Therefore in Ukraine it is necessary to develop actively a network of laboratories molekulyarno - genetic tests", - Yury Shirko noted.
As it was already reported, recently in Gospotrebstandart's system of Ukraine laboratories genetically - molecular tests of GMO in foodstuff and agricultural raw materials on the basis of the GP "Volinstandartmetrologiya" test centers (Lutsk), GP "Krivbasstandartmetrologiya" (Krivoi Rog) and GP "Luganskstandartmetrologiya" (Lugansk), GP "Zhitomirstandartmetrologiya" (Zhitomir), GP "Harkovstandartmetrologiya" (Kharkov) were open. Besides, since 2007 the similar laboratory works in GP "Ukrmetrteststandart" (Kiev) and since 2008 in GP "Vinnitsastandartmetrologiya" (Vinnytsia). Before the termination of 2009 in Gospotrebstandart's system of Ukraine it is planned to open some more laboratories генетическо - molecular tests.
For the reference: According to the resolution of the Cabinet of Ukraine of May 13, 2009 No. 468 "About the statement of the Order of labeling of the foodstuff containing genetically modified organisms or made with their use also are introduced into circulation" since July 1, 2009 obligatory labeling of the foodstuff containing genetically modified organisms is carried out. Labeling of the foodstuff which isn't containing genetically modified organisms or which contents makes less than 0,9%, is carried out by means of a mark "Without GMO".