Beef Contamination and Meat Species Testing

HamburgerAdulteration and authenticity of meat products have been making the headlines with horse and pig meat found in UK and Irish beef products, with the FSAI investigation finding horse and pig DNA found in beef products.

Adulteration of foods has been around for centuries and the techniques for detection are becoming increasingly sophisticated using advanced analytical techniques such DNA technologies, isotopic analysis and a range of chemical and biological methods to detect the non-compliant products.

Public Analyst Scientific Services use ELISA screening for routine purposes and DNA sequencing/real time PCR for confirmation testing on meat products and other food items. Please call us on 0845 600 9004 or email to discuss your testing requirements and for further information.