Meat Species Testing
MEAT SPECIES TESTING
Meat species adulteration is a problem for consumers, industries and regulatory agencies at different levels of the production process. Fraudulent labelling is often used to sell cheaper meat as if it was from more profitable and desirable species. The 2013 horse meat scandal was a landmark example of such adulterations.
The identification of species in meat products is also of paramount importance for guaranteeing religious beliefs (e.g., halal and kosher specifications).
Our kits and services detects meat from beef, pork, horse, lamb, goat, turkey, chicken, duck, etc. in raw products or processed food.
Contact us for information on how to prepare the sample or request our sampling kit. We guarantee results on different sample.
We use conventional genotyping techniques for species identification. The test works in low quality samples, such as hamburgers, meatballs, etc. The test also detects mixtures from different species at different proportions.
You receive a report describing the species identified in the sample.