Title: CERTIFICATION REPORT The certification of different mass fractions of MON-Ø4Ø32-6 in soya bean seed powder Certified Reference Materials ERM®-BF410dn and ERM®-BF410gn
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2016
JRC N°: JRC100979
ISBN: 978-92-79-57668-3
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 27830
OP LA-NA-27830-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC100979
DOI: 10.2787/774086
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This report describes the production of two Certified Reference Materials (CRMs), ERM BF410dn and ERM-BF410gn, which are certified for their GTS 40-3-2 soya bean event mass fractions. These materials were produced following ISO Guide 34:2009 [1] and are certified in accordance with ISO Guide 35:2006 [2]. Genetically modified (GM) seeds of the GTS 40-3-2 soya bean event and seeds from a non-GM soya bean variety were milled to obtain GM and non-GM seed powders with a similar particle size distribution. Mixtures of non-GM and GM soya bean seed powder were prepared gravimetrically. The certified value was obtained from the gravimetric preparations, taking into account the genetic purity with respect to the GTS 40-3-2 soya bean event of the two powder materials and their water mass fractions. The certified values were confirmed by event-specific real-time PCR as an independent verification method (measurements were within the scope of accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 [3]). The uncertainties of the certified values were estimated in accordance with the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM) [4] and include uncertainties relating to possible inhomogeneity (Section 4), instability (Section 5) and characterisation (Section 6). The materials are intended for the calibration or quality control of real-time PCR measurements to identify GTS 40-3-2 soya bean and/or quantify its mass fraction. As with any reference material, they can also be used for establishing control charts or for carrying out validation studies. The CRMs are available in glass bottles containing at least 1 g of dried soya bean seed powder, which were sealed under an atmosphere of argon. The minimum amount of sample to be used for extraction of the DNA is 200 mg. The CRMs were accepted as European Reference Material (ERM®) after peer evaluation by the partners of the European Reference Materials consortium.
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