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Fish Species Authentication: Using a Modern "DNA Barcoding" Approach

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Consumers’ organizations and the news media have researched and tested seafood available in supermarkets and restaurants, and multiple studies have shown that seafood fraud is wide-spread and does not show signs of improvement. New testing techniques, such as “DNA barcoding,” can confirm the identity of tissue samples from a wide variety of sample matrices, making verification of food safety and quality quicker and easier.

Eurofins GeneScan is a highly regarded industry leader in the food and feed testing sector, with nearly two decades’ experience in the field of DNA-based technologies.  In this webinar, E. Pearce Smith, Laboratory Manager at Eurofins GeneScan, will highlight the challenges producers and retailers face in authenticity and discuss related topics including how species substitution (whether or not economically motivated) impacts product safety.