DNA techniques to verify food authenticity applications in food fraud


Author(s): Burns, Malcolm; Foster, Lucy; Walker, Michael

Series: Food chemistry function and analysis no. 16

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry, Year: 2020

ISBN: 9781788016025,9781788011785,9781788018975,1788011783

The role of DNA analysis in the determination of food authenticity / S. B. Primrose — Forensic DNA: criminal and paternity methods and applications: how can this help in verifying food authenticity? / Victoria Moore — DNA extraction from food matrices / Timothy Wilkes — “DNA techniques” case study: isothermal approaches / G. Nixon — Digital polymerase chain reaction (dPCR): general aspects and applications / S. Pecoraro — UK food authenticity programme: the analytical tool box / L. H. Foster and S. B. Primrose — Fitness for purpose of DNA-based analytical methods / S. B. Primrose and L. H. Foster — GMO detection and identification using next-generation sequencing / Marie-Alice Fraiture, Nina Papazova, Kevin Vanneste, Sigrid C. J. de Keersmaecker and Nancy H. Roosens — A perspective on quantitative DNA approaches / Malcolm Burns — DNA in food and feed law / Nigel Payne — Harmonising DNA methods: the GMO story / Hendrik Emons — Metrology of DNA approaches / Mojca Milavec, David Dobnik, Alexandra Bogozalec Kosir and Jana Zel — The almond and Mahaleb allergen story: PCR resolution of live incident investigations / Michael Walker and Malcolm Burns — Food fraud prevention: selecting the right test, method, and sampling plan / John Spink — Meat speciation / Maria Karczmarczyk — The horse meat scandal: the European analytical response / Marien Aline, Fumière Olivier, Debode Frédéric, Hulin Julie and Berben Gilbert — Horse meat: technical appeals and court action / Michael Walker — Durum wheat and pasta authenticity / Gordon Wiseman — The authenticity of basmatic rice: a case study / Mark Woolfe and Katherine Steele — Horse meat: the international collaborative trial of the real-time PCR method for the quantitation of horse DNA / Malcolm Burns and Lucy Foster — Standardization of DNA-based methods for food authenticity testing / L. Grohmann and C. Seiler — Authentication of Chinese traditional medicine by DNA analysis / Foo Wing Lee, Olive Tin Wai Li and Winnie Wing Yan Chum — DNA point of use applications / Michael Walker, Malcolmn Burns and Lucy Foster — Commercial DNA testing / Barbara Hirst, Lourdes Fernandez-Calvino and Thomas Weiss — EU food integrity and joining up the landscape (EU perspective) / Elena Maestri and Nelson Marmiroli — The food authenticity network / Selvarani Elahi, Stephen Ellison and Mark Woolfe — A vision for the future / L. H. Foster, M. Burns and M. Walker.;The food supply chain needs to reassure consumers and businesses about the safety and standards of food. Global estimates of the cost of food fraud to economies run into billions of dollars hence a huge surge in interest in food authenticity and means of detecting and preventing food fraud and food crime. Approaches targeting DNA markers have assumed a pre-eminence. This book is the most comprehensive and timely collection of material from those working at the forefront of DNA techniques applied to food authenticity. Addressing the new field of analytical molecular biology as it combines the quality assurance rigour of analytical chemistry with DNA techniques, it introduces the science behind DNA as a target analyte, its extraction, amplification, detection and quantitation as applied to the detection of food fraud and food crime. Making the link with traditional forensic DNA profiling and describing emerging and cutting-edge techniques such as next generation sequencing, this book presents real-world case studies from a wide perspective including from analytical service providers, industry, enforcement agencies and academics. It will appeal to food testing laboratories worldwide, who are just starting to use these techniques and students of molecular biology, food science and food integrity. Food policy professionals and regulatory organisations who will be using these techniques to back up legislation and regulation will find the text invaluable. Those in the food industry in regulatory and technical roles will want to have this book on their desks.

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