Non-GMO Project Consulting Services

Preparing you for success

What is Non-GMO Project Consulting Services?

SCS Global Services’ consulting services set you up for success, offering concrete solutions that help you avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary delays. Our consultants will walk you through everything needed for your evaluation and help you resolve any potential issues before you begin your audit. SCS’ expert team will teach you how to engage your suppliers, avoid GMO risk, and demonstrate full compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard.

The Non-GMO Project represents the most rigorous third-party GMO avoidance program in the food industry and natural products industry today.  Achieving verification can be challenging, often requiring detailed knowledge of your products’ supply chain, ingredients, production inputs, and identity preservation systems. 

Not knowing where to begin or how to develop a non-GMO supply and production chain can result in the process being overly difficult, time-consuming and costly.  Whether you are a small startup or an established brand with a complex international supply chain, call our consulting team today to find out how much easier Non-GMO Project verification can be when working with SCS.

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Customized Consultation
Are you having a hard time knowing where to start?  SCS offers expert advice and assistance in the following areas:

  • Input compliance review
  • Product formulation assistance
  • Development of SOPs
  • Identity preservation – lot control and traceability
  • Product labeling
  • Sampling and testing

Compliance Pre-Assessment
Our technical team can complete a mock-audit and send a report of any missing information, supplier documentation issues, or potential nonconformities associated with your production system.  When compliance is determined, results will be delivered directly to your auditor.  Where nonconformities are found, our staff will help you understand and resolve any issues prior to beginning your audit. 

Your time is too valuable to be spent on a lengthy or unsuccessful audit.  SCS’ consultants will help you identify how much help is necessary and propose solutions to satisfy your specific needs.  We are happy to guide you through your entire verification audit, or just answer a few questions to get you started. 

SCS consulting services are affordable and customizable, so you can build the consulting plan that is right for you and your brand. Participants in our consulting program will enjoy substantial savings on your initial verification audit.  Don’t go it alone – call us to get started today!

Our non-GMO experts will start by learning about your specific goals and any prior experience that could help determine your preparedness for your Non-GMO Project verification audit.  With this information, we can recommend the service that will best address your needs.

Our services general fall within two categories: Customized Consultation and Compliance Pre-Assessment. 

Our customized services are designed to provide as much (or as little) support as necessary to help aid in your development of compliant production systems.  We will complete a thorough review of your suppliers, ingredients, formulations, traceability and segregation systems, sampling and testing plan, package designs, and anything else that could lead to potential issues when completing your audit, offering compliant solutions where necessary.

Completion of a Compliance Pre-Assessment audit puts your products and production systems to the ultimate test, culminating in a detailed report explaining key indicators of compliance or non-compliance.  Compliance Pre-Assessment includes a technical Q&A session with your consultant, during which you will receive specific advice as to how to resolve any potential issues.

Your consultant will only recommend beginning your audit when you feel ready, and will remain on-call throughout your audit.  All your documentation will be turned over to your auditor with detailed information about any issues that have been resolved or remain outstanding.  Having worked with our consultants, you can sail through your audit with confidence and ease. 

How is pre-assessment consulting different from normal assessment?
Pre-assessment with SCS offers prescriptive help customized to your specific products and production processes and is designed to help you understand why your products are compliant or non-compliant before your products are assessed for Verification.

Does using SCS consulting services guarantee the compliance of my products?
No, consulting does not guarantee compliance for Verification. Consulting can help dramatically increase your product’s chances of successful Verification but there is never a guarantee of compliant before the assessment begins.

Will my SCS consultant also be my auditor when my products are formally assessed for Verification?
No, your consultant will always be different from your auditor to avoid any conflict of interest. SCS is fully able to provide both consulting and assessment services to all of our clients but we maintain strict separation of auditor and consultants working with the same client. This separation ensures an objective and transparent review to all products and companies applying for Non-GMO Project Verified.

Is review of my GMO sampling and testing plan part of SCS’ consulting services?
Yes, we can review your sampling and testing plan as well as test results during your consulting. SCS does not provide the actual GMO testing of the product itself, this must still be done by an approved lab.

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