The Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS) is a world leader in inspection, verification, testing and certification. It is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. SGS was established in 1878 and has offices and laboratories around the world. Each year, SGS audits GPP for its Identity Preserved Program at our Luverne facility
Identity preserved products (IP) are described as products that have been produced under our Identity Preserved Program guidelines. The finished products are produced from non-genetically modified sources which follow strict guidelines to avoid contamination throughout every stage of the process. SGS requires documentation for IP program-related activity. Systems are in place at GPP to trace every raw material assuring full compliance to EU regulations 1829/2003 and 1830/2003.
The European Union (EU) requires IP products to conform to a maximum level of 0.9% GMO. Our raw and finished products are tested at a third party lab and our suppliers are required to follow similar SGS IP guidelines and regulations.