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Unspecified DNA found in meat samples

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By Josh Loeb

More than a fifth of meat samples tested in 2017 as part of a food fraud vigilance programme contained meat from types of animals not declared on the product’s labelling.

Of 665 samples submitted to the Food Standard Agency’s (FSA’s) UK Food Surveillance System last year and tested for meat speciation, 145 were found to contain at least some unspecified meat – in other words, some DNA from animals not identified in the information on the product’s label.

The FSA runs a rolling programme of testing, with decisions on which …

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