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Title : “Next-generation sequencing”: FSAI advances food DNA scanning with new tool
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Source : FoodIngredientsFirst
Year : 2019
Link : https://www.foodingredientsfirst.com/news/next-generation-sequencing-fsai-advances-food-dna-scanning-with-new-tool.html
Country : Ireland
Commodity: All Food
Abstract: The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has developed a new DNA scanning tool to identify the entire DNA content of a food. According to the statutory body, the analytical tool can proactively identify all the ingredients and their biological sources in food, which will aid regulators in protecting consumers concerning potential food fraud and misleading labeling. The tool has already been used on a number of plant-based products and could be a game-changer for food safety and tackling food fraud. The FSAI worked with a commercial laboratory (Identigen) for two years while adopting a relatively new DNA sequencing technology pegged as “next-generation sequencing. ”