NSF Non-GMO True North certification adds risk assessment, chain of custody sampling and independent testing to the general compliance requirements of segregation, traceability, supplier approval, monitoring and testing

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — NSF International, an independent global organization committed to protecting and improving public health for more than 70 years, today announced NSF Non-GMO True North certification of the Ener-C line of dietary supplements manufactured by Pauling Labs, Inc. in Coquitlam, B.C., Canada. NSF Non-GMO True North certification utilizes elements of U.S., EU and global genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling requirements, including compliance to segregation, traceability, supplier approval, monitoring and testing. Beyond this, the NSF Non-GMO True North program adds risk assessment, chain of custody sampling and independent testing.

“Certification of Pauling Labs’ Ener-C line of dietary supplements to NSF Non-GMO True North confirms the company is committed to consumers and has taken active measures to reduce the presence of GMO ingredients to the lowest extent practical and possible,” said Sarah Krol, Global Managing Director, Food Safety, NSF International. “Certification to NSF Non-GMO True North allows the manufacturer to use the global ‘Non GMO’ mark on certified product packaging and to receive support from NSF International, a leader in providing expertise and accredited services across the supply chain from farm to fork.”

NSF International offers a suite of GMO transparency services for retailers, manufacturers, suppliers and producers. The NSF Non-GMO True North certification requires manufacturers to use food safety quality systems best practices including segregation, traceability and supplier approval and monitoring programs. Additionally, to ensure consumer confidence and transparency, NSF Non-GMO True North requires a risk assessment, chain of custody documentation for high-risk ingredients, sampling and testing and may include unannounced audits. NSF Non-GMO True North certification also verifies sourcing and production claims on packaging and in marketing materials.

“Pauling Labs, Inc. selected NSF International’s Non-GMO True North certification for the Ener-C product line because it provides the gold standard in testing and verification,” said Richard I. Pollock, President, Pauling Labs, Inc. “Certification to NSF Non-GMO True North is a natural fit for Ener-C, an active-living product for our customers, including athletes. This certification provides our customers with the confidence and transparency they seek in non-GMO products.”

Learn more about NSF Non-GMO True North certification at NSF Non-GMO True North or contact Steve Taormina at staormina@nsf.org or +1 (720) 251-2581.

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About NSF International: NSF International is a global independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.

NSF International provides expertise and accredited food services across all supply chain sectors, including agriculture, animal feed and welfare, produce, processing, distribution, dairy, seafood, quality management software, retail and restaurants. Services include Global Food Safety Initiative, foodservice equipment and nonfood compounds certification, HACCP validation and inspection, label claims verification and certification, DNA and food package testing, product and process development, food fraud consulting and training, and organic and Certified Transitional certification through Quality Assurance International (QAI). We also offer expert auditing, consulting and training.