Food Authenticity and Labeling

Testing food and feed authenticity for consumer and public health protection

In today's global economy, a food product or its ingredients may be sourced from a single farm or from producers and manufacturers worldwide. Truth-in-labeling regulations exist to verify the authenticity and origins of these products as they are exported around the globe. However, recurring food contamination scandals show that there is always room for error, if not intentional adulteration or counterfeiting. Our scientists are constantly developing technologies for testing the authenticity of foods and feeds to protect consumer interests and public health.

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Liquid chromatography- and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS and GC-MS) are used in the targeted analysis of pre-defined food components or to screen for adulterants and additives to check food labeling claims.

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How Isotopes Can Help with Food Authenticity Control
How isotopes can help with food authenticity control

Isotopic analyses of foods have become a widespread tool to evaluate the quality, authenticity and origin of food products. See how IRMS technology is improving food quality.