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SCS Global Services

March 03, 2015 10:00 ET

SCS Global Services Adds Non-GMO Project Verified to Its Suite of Food Certification Offerings

SCS Enters Pilot Program as the Newest Technical Administrator for the Leading Non-GMO Standard

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 3, 2015) - SCS Global Services (SCS), a worldwide certification and testing company, announced that it has entered a pilot program to begin offering Non-GMO Project verification. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.

As an approved Technical Administrator, SCS will be one of only four companies authorized to provide this service for one of the fastest-growing food label claims in the US. The Non-GMO Project pilot program expands SCS' suite of food and agriculture certification services that already includes food safety auditing and training under several Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) platforms, USDA Organic, Sustainably Grown, and more.

"SCS has always been a leader in providing certification programs that promote transparency while helping consumers understand what they are buying," said Dr. Stan Rhodes, SCS' CEO and Founder. "The Non-GMO Project is the most respected standard of its kind and gives brands and consumers an option when it comes to genetically modified foods."

Founded in 2007, the Non-GMO Project has become one of the most important label claims in the natural foods, supplements and personal care products industries. To date, over 27,000 products have achieved Non-GMO Project Verified status, representing over $10 billion in annual sales throughout the US. The Standard provides strict product content requirements including DNA testing of inputs at high risk for GMO contamination, such as corn, soy and animal-derived ingredients. As a Technical Administrator, SCS will provide auditing and consulting services to companies interested in seeking verification for their products.

"SCS has over 30 years of auditing and certification experience," said Megan Westgate, Executive Director of the Non-GMO Project. "We are excited to grow our Standard's presence in the industry through SCS' pilot program."

SCS will begin working with new clients immediately while offering pricing discounts to companies wishing to bundle Non-GMO Project verification with one of SCS' other services.

About SCS Global Services:
SCS Global Services has been providing global leadership in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for three decades. Programs span a cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, and more. SCS is a Certified B Corporation™, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practice.

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