The Standard's goal is to assist farmers, processors and manufacturers in avoiding the contamination of GMO's by progressively reducing the risk of GMO contamination.
Currently, several major crops are at significant risk of GMO contamination. At-risk production inputs and ingredients derived from these at-risk crops are identified in the Standard.
The Standard requires practices and processes for controlling GMO contamination by these at-risk inputs and ingredients. Methods such as segregation, traceability, risk assessment, sampling techniques, and quality control management are emphasized in the Standard.