This program provides a uniform and unbiased quality control system and marketing tool for grain with special traits or higher value. It is an official AOSCA program designed to offer the same certified service to grain and to differentiate the unique traits from the commodity grain. The program includes field inspection, bin testing, lab testing, and labeling with a Identity Preserved logo. The program can be customized to fit the needs of the customer or the product inspected.
The IP inspection service can be used for unique traits developed through biotechnology or as a way to differentiate conventional developed grain from that which was developed through the use of biotechnology. A current application of this program is the segregation of Non-GMO corn and soybeans from other contamination.
The IP program offers
Official unbiased field inspections
A mechanism to identify and isolate contamination in the field
An unbiased record system for documenting grain quantity
Bin inspections to verify no contamination from storage facilities
Lab testing to verify contamination levels
Point of transfer inspections to monitor the product completely through to point of shipment or processing
An inspection service for production outside regional locations
Field and lab analysis based on genetic and physical plant characteristics
An official verification of genetic purity
Some flexibility is allowed in the IP program to fit different traits or end uses.
Additional Information is available for those interested in Identity Preservation.
Michigan Crop Improvement Association
P.O. Box 21008; Lansing, MI 48909
Fax 517.332.9301 firstname.lastname@example.org