ThaiBev includes the GMO-free specification for agricultural raw materials sourced
Suppliers declare that their materials are GMO-free
ThaiBev requests GMO-free certification for key agricultural raw materials
ThaiBev performs random inspection regularly to ensure that the materials are GMO-free
Key agricultural raw materials are tested in laboratory for any GMO content
As Thailand’s leading food and beverage producer, Thai Beverage group (hereafter “ThaiBev”) is aware of increasing demands from population growth over the past decades. We strive to meet our consumers and customers’ requirements whilst at the same time maintaining our quality standards. In order to do so, we support and encourage responsible application of innovations and technologies.
In global level, despite being a highly controversial issue, genetically modified organism (GMO) has been widely used to enhance production. ThaiBev has recognized its potentiality in food and beverage industry. However, we are fully aware of the sensitivity of this subject matter and respect local public opinion. We accept governmental control and supervision on GMO cultivation and usage in the country we operate.
We do not produce GMOs nor use GMOs in raw materials or in our production process. Most of materials we use are sourced locally where there are regulations concerning GMO cultivation and labeling in place. ThaiBev operates in full compliance with those requirements. As for other major components which are from overseas origin, such as, barley malt, they are generally cultivated from non-genetically modified crops and are certified as GMO free. When the ingredients of our products derive from or contain GMO, we shall clearly label them on our product as well as establish traceability and communication systems to ensure that our consumers are able to make well-inform decisions when purchasing our products.
Additionally, ThaiBev is committed to ensuring that the materials we use come from safe sources and that they reach our consumers’ hand untainted. Each shall undergo food safety testing protocols before they enter into the market. Whether or not they have the potential to be GMO-derived ingredients, the same protocols may apply universally. Realizing the potential of GMO exposure in our raw materials and production process, we will continue to monitor and respond the concerns of our stakeholders, especially those of our consumers
GMO, or Genetically Modified Organism, is an organism i.e. plant, animal whose genetic makeup has been modified in a laboratory in a way that does not occur naturally or by genetic engineering. It is sometimes referred to as bioengineered organism.
Does ThaiBev use GMO ingredients in our products?
All products produced by ThaiBev are GMO free. Most of materials we use are sourced locally where there are regulations concerning GMO cultivation and labeling in place. ThaiBev operates in full compliance with those requirements and expect its suppliers to comply with the company’s GMO free specifications and ensure that consumers are able to make well-informed decisions
What is ThaiBev’s commitment on the use of GMO?
ThaiBev recognizes our potentiality in food and beverage industry. However, the company is fully aware of the sensitivity of this subject matter and respect local public opinion. ThaiBev accepts governmental control and supervision on GMO cultivation and usage in the country we operate. If products are being sold in countries where there is GMO labelling requirement, the company shall disclose information in full compliance with the GMO regulation.