Fast track the genetic identification in your supply chain
Recent news headlines such as the horsemeat scandal and E. coli outbreak in Europe and China’s melamine scare raise new questions about transparency and accountability in the global supply chain. Ethnic, religious and cultural factors also make it important to clearly identify or prohibit ingredients such as horse, dog, cow or pig meat, as well as genetically engineered organism (GMO) products.
To address these issues, DNA specification analysis can be carried out. This analysis breaks down a product so that its components can be DNA-tested to determine their origins. Recently developed DNA-based detection systems can now test for GMO ingredients and food-borne pathogens as well.
TÜV SÜD has the capabilities and latest technology infrastructure to detect and quantify various types of animal DNA in food products with real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The PCR method is rapid, highly sensitive, and yields very precise and accurate results from very specific genetics-based detection in the shortest possible time. It is particularly useful in the detection of hidden meat mince in processed food.
Our services at a glance:
TÜV SÜD leverages a combination of product control (tests analyses) and system control (audits) in providing DNA specification analysis.
Develop a customised analysis programme to include additional analyses outside the common fields and special requirements for the specific needs of your business.
Provide technical assistance to ensure a correct interpretation of the food testing results
Support you to take corrective steps to eliminate the causes of negative test results
With decades of experience in food testing and operations in key markets globally, TÜV SÜD has the expertise and infrastructure to provide fast, cost effective solutions for all of your food testing needs. We offer a complete, transparent and rapid food testing programme that covers more than 600 accredited tests at competitive prices.
Download our product information sheet on DNA specification analysis here. [ PDF 819 kB ]