Title: Comparative Testing Report on the Detection and Quantification of Maize Event MON 810 - Comparative testing round: ILC-CRL-GMFF-CT-02/10
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC67261
ISBN: 978-92-79-22005-0
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 25028 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC67261
DOI: 10.2788/96542
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: In the frame of Regulation (EC) No 882/2004, the European Union Reference Laboratory for Genetically Modified Food and Feed has the duty to organise comparative testing rounds and to ensure an appropriate follow-up of these activities. This report describes the outcome of the second comparative testing round ILC-CRL-GMFF-CT-02/10. Participants had to determine the GM content in two test items denoted maize powder levels 1 and 2, containing different GM percentages of maize event MON 810. This comparative testing round was organised in collaboration with the Reference Materials Unit and the Food Safety and Quality Unit of the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (Geel, BE). The maize event MON 810 test items were produced by the Reference Materials Unit. The Food Safety and Quality Unit managed the on-line registration and submission of results. A total of 136 laboratories were invited to participate in ILC-CRL-GMFF-CT-02/10. Six National Reference Laboratories declined participation, of which two were no longer a National Reference Laboratory. Ninety laboratories from 41 countries returned results, of which 65 were National Reference Laboratories, six were members of the European Network of GMO Laboratories only and 19 were laboratories from third countries. Two National Reference Laboratories, two Official control laboratories and nine laboratories from a third country did not submit any results. Participants could report the results of the exercise either in mass/mass % or in copy/copy %. The outcome of this second comparative testing round was in general positive, with 82-100 % of participants gaining a z-score in the range of -2 to +2 for both maize powder levels 1 and 2 regardless of the calibration method, the measurement unit and the approach used for calculating the z-score.
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