Food fraud damages consumer confidence in food producers throughout the supply chain, from farmer to shop proprietor. Deliberately mislabelling food is a violation of national and international legislation and regulation.
The Swedish Food Agency has the analytical capacity to determine the species of various mammals and birds, including game such as reindeer and elk. For mammals and birds, specific realtime PCR-methods are used.
It is also possible to determine fish species. Identification of fish and fish roe are based on isoelectric focusing (IEF). The methos is not suitable for heated samples or samples including several species.
The accredited methods used by the Swedish Food Agency to analyse different species are listed below.
Please contact us if you would like further information and/or prices for the analyses we offer.
Head of Unit Molecular Biology
|Pig||Sus scrofa||Real-time PCR|
|Horse||Equus caballus||Real-time PCR|
|Cattle||Bos taurus||Real-time PCR|
|Sheep||Ovis aries||Real-time PCR|
|Goat||Capra hircus||Real-time PCR|
|Elk||Alces alces||Real-time PCR|
|Reindeer||Rangifer tarandus||Real-time PCR|
|Red deer||Cervus elaphus||Real-time PCR|
|Fallow deer||Dama dama||Real-time PCR|
|Roe deer||Capreolus capreolus||Real-time PCR|
|Duck||Anas platyrhynchos domesticus||Analytical technique|
|Ostrich||Strutio camelus||Real-time PCR|
|Pheasant||Phasanius colchicus||Real-time PCR|
|Quail||Coturnix coturnix||Real-time PCR|
|Turkey||Meleagris gallopavo||Real-time PCR|
|Chicken||Gallus gallus domesticus||Real-time PCR|
For fish species, please contact us.