Threshold levels are commonly used to allow a certain level of ‘off-type’ or non-standard grain to be present within commodity supplies without decreasing the value of the product or requiring additional handling costs associated with grain channeling and quality management. These thresholds levels were developed and based on practical global experience with unintentional comingling of conventional grain products, and could be applied to LLP of biotech products as well.
GAABT has endorsed an LLP policy that utilizes a threshold level of 5% for each independent biotech product present in the bulk shipment. International trade experience has shown that 5% threshold levels can be achieved with minimal cost impact within the global handling and transportation system.
For more information on the GAABT Policy Model, see the white paper on this approach.