Test to tell if your mince is telling porkies

Written by Kathryn Gemph for Chemistry World

Graphical AbstractScientists in the UK are battling food fraud with a new quantitative method for detecting pork in beef mince using metabolic fingerprints.
‘Doping beef mince with cheaper pork meat has become a common practice for economic gain,’ explains team member Drupad Trivedi, from Roy Goodacre’s group at the University of Manchester. Though this in itself is not life-threatening, doping and mislabeling meat raises significant ethical and religious concerns.

Meat, the metabolites: an integrated metabolite profiling and lipidomics approach for the detection of the adulteration of beef with pork
Drupad Trivedi, Katherine Anne Hollywood, Nicholas John William Rattray, Holli Ward, Joseph Greenwood, David I. Ellis and Royston Goodacre
Analyst, 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00108D, Paper

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