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DNA testing could guarantee authenticity of Scotch Beef PGI

Proposals to introduce a DNA testing programme that would secure the legitimacy of Scotch Beef PGI are being explored by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). 

Pub manager fined after food poisoning death

A food business operator and the manager of a public house in Cornwall has been fined following the death of an elderly lady.

Clarification: IFA DNA testing

Following Meatinfo’s story on an Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) pork DNA testing scheme, the IFA has asked us to clarify our story.

Irish pork DNA testing scheme deemed ‘incomplete’ by EC

The European Commission has called Irish Farmers’ Association’s (IFA) DNA testing scheme has been called “incomplete” by the European Commission.

Irish farming body under fire over pork testing

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has been accused of attempting to push up the price of pork in the marketplace through a scheme of  testing of pork products in Irish butchers’ shops which opponents have branded as “flawed”.

Tesco discovers more meat contamination

Tesco has suffered a further blow after testing revealed unlabelled meat content in products including venison burgers and pork sausages.

Birds Eye sees post-horsegate profit uplift

Frozen food giant Birds Eye has reported a profit increase of almost 9%, to £85.4m, for the full year to 31 December 2013. Profit for 2012 stood at £78.1m in comparison.

Horsemeat detection methods up to scratch

The various horsemeat detection methods used for beef authenticity tests are reliable and of equal sensitivity, according to a recent government study.

DNA sample meat testing in Ireland reveals surprising results

DNA testing in butcher’s shops in Ireland has shown that more than half of the sampled products were not Irish.

Assure-IP strengthens halal product testing

Assure-IP’s halal certification system has teamed up with Romer Labs for DNA testing of its products.

Halal organisation repairs relations with Malaysia

Halal Food Authority (HFA) certified products can now be exported to Malaysia again, after the Asian country stopped recognising the certifier due to the pork DNA scandal last year.

Goat speciation screening service offered

The Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC) has reported it will add goat speciation screening to its list of services.

Investment made in new meat DNA testing

Food advisory and testing group Exova has invested in new DNA testing equipment to confirm the source of meat found in products.

Food testing firm announces acquisition

Synergy Health has acquired food allergen testing and authentication company Genon Laboratories, as it looks to extend its services across Europe and beyond.

Halal’s hot potato

Following incidences of pork contamination, the UK halal sector has had a turbulent year and the issue of who should be responsible for monitoring the sector is not yet resolved, as Nicholas Robinson reports.

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