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Crustaceans are high value foods with a high incidence of species substitution. German researchers have developed a multiplex RT-PCR (real-time polymerase chain reaction) assay to identify four important commercial crustaceans - giant tiger prawn…
22 hours ago
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Italian researchers have developed a novel assay for DNA sensing of genetically modified (GM) soya based on the use of magnetic microbeads functionalised with PNA (peptide nucleic acid) probes and a subsequent read-out on screen-printed electrode…
Thursday
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The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published its January 2021 Food Fraud Monthly Summary reporting food fraud incidents and investigations from around the world. Thanks again to our Member Bruno Séchet for creating this …
Tuesday
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China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) has issued warnings to consumers about the safety of certain fermented foods following a severe food poisoning incident in Heilongjiang province last year when nine members of a family died…
Monday
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This article summarises the authenticity analytical approaches (based on building blocks of food) to identify the most suitable procedures to prevent food fraud. The methods described are not exhaustive, but cover the majority of approaches that are…
Feb 21
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This study used DNA barcoding to identify fish species and microbiome profiling  to study the presence of pathogens. Between February 2018 and October 2020, 127 fish samples were collected from restaurants (83 samples), and the remainder (44…
Feb 19
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Feb 17
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There have been an increasing number of cases of substitution of organic produce by conventially grown produce driving the need for robust methods to authenticate organically grown produce. Metabolomics to distringuish organic produce from…
Feb 16
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Feb 10
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CAMS (Community for Analytical Measurement Science) is an industry-led initiative aimed at promoting world-class analytical measurement science training, research and innovation by bringing together a network of industrial and academic partners…
Feb 6
Hilary Rowland replied to Hilary Rowland's discussion Orfito by Onatera
"Thanks for the advice. I'm located in France, and as far as I can tell the Orfito brand is only sold on Onatera.com.

What makes me wonder is the fact that they won't show me any independent test reports or certifications, and the reviews of…"
Feb 3
Mark Woolfe replied to Hilary Rowland's discussion Orfito by Onatera
"It looks as though Onatera is a genuine French company, and their vitamin/supplement line is Orfito. I am sure you have seen that their reviews by customers is a bit mixed i.e. a lot of positive comments but a fair number of negative ones as well. I…"
Feb 2
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Jan 29
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Maple syrup, the concentrated sap of Acer saccharum March, is sought after for its unique flavour and taste. As a popular and high value product, it is increasingly susceptible to adulteration by other sugar syrups. This review looks at most recent…
Jan 28
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Prawns and shrimps are high value seafood vulnerable to species substitution. Indian reseachers have developed uniplex PCR assays using species specific primers based on the mitochondrial 16S RNA and Internal Transcriber Spacer (ITS1) genes for 7…
Jan 27
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