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What is Barry Callebaut's position on genetically modified foods? Does Barry Callebaut use genetically modified raw materials?

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Category: Food issues

Barry Callebaut aims to ensure that, in all countries where labelling of GMO products is legally required (e.g. China, EU, Switzerland), the ingredients used in the manufacture of its products do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMO), are not produced from GMO, and do not require a GMO labeling mention in the ingredient list.

Soya lecithin is a key ingredient in Barry Callebaut products from the GMO point of view. Soya lecithin suppliers must ensure traceability and identity preservation from the soya bean to the lecithin delivered to Barry Callebaut sites in these countries.

In other countries of the world where labelling of GMO products is not required, raw materials used in the production of the Barry Callebaut products can contain genetically modified organisms or can be produced from GMO. However, on request of our customers, Barry Callebaut can provide products produced with raw materials not containing or produced from genetically modified organisms.

Procedures are developed for the control of raw materials, documentation control, traceability and labeling. This policy applies to all raw material used in the manufacture of Barry Callebaut products produced worldwide.


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