Food and feed authenticity and safety is a persistent issue, with its significance increasing as sourcing strategies and global trading routes become more complex. The results of food fraud range from the deception of end customers, mislabeling, lower product quality, food imitation, economic losses, and religious and ethical concerns to medical issues for the end user.Image Credit: Analytik Jena US
To protect consumers, food authenticity is tested concerning the claimed origin, properties, production, and purity. The techniques currently used for authentication include molecular biology, physical-chemical methods, substance profiling, and isotope analysis. These approaches can confirm species and GMO content.
This webinar focuses on molecular biological methods used in the food authentication process. Extraction methods and kits available from Analytik Jena will be introduced, and qPCR assays for GMO detection and species identification will be highlighted.
- The problems that arise during the molecular biological food authenticity process
- Product overview of available extraction kits – exemplary real-time PCR detection assays.
Users who work with products from field to farm or are interested in food and fodder authentication.