25 March 1999
Test can detect genetic food

A NEW test for detecting genetically modified (GM) food has been developed by a subsidiary of the food giant Rank Hovis McDougall.

RHM Technology of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire claims the test can establish the amount of GM ingredients in food down to a level as low as 100 parts per million.

The test could help enforce new labelling laws to require retailers, restaurants and cafes to label products and dishes containing GM ingredients.

  • The Times 25/03/02/99 page 14
  • The Daily Telegraph 25/03/99 page 15
  • The Herald 25/03/99 page 8 (In Brief)