Food contamination and fraud strike worldwide, which has received more attention in recent years as the fear of bioterrorism has increased. Food fraud that intentionally adulterated food with cheaper ingredients for economic gain is a well-documented crime and has existed for many decades. As of 2013, the foods most commonly listed as adulterated or mislabeled in the United States Pharmacopeia Convention's Food Fraud Database were: black pepper, honey, milk, olive oil, saffron, fish, tea, orange juice, apple juice, and coffee. With meat, fruit, vegetables, and seafood traveling thousands of miles to reach far-flung destinations, and with poor knowledge of the agricultural practices, food authenticity is important for many reasons. Food authenticity is a matter of pressing concern to consumers and manufacturers alike.
Food Authenticity Analysis Services at Creative Proteomics
Based on legend experience in food authenticity analysis, Creative Proteomics is recognized as an expert in food authenticity testing and we can authenticate a wide range of ingredients, including but not limited to:
There are some appropriate techniques including DNA testing, chromatography and microscopy to protect you from fraud and negligence in your supply chain, to support your due diligence testing, and to help ensure you comply with relevant legislation. With our professional platform, Creative Proteomics can provide sophisticated analysis techniques to distinguish between adventitious contamination and deliberate adulteration of food authenticity. And we can offer a variety of methods for the semi-quantitative and qualitative detection of food, including but not limited to:
With our professional platform, Creative Proteomics can provide various information about food authenticity analysis. Our experienced scientists and advanced techniques enable us to deliver consistent and high-quality data with cost-efficiency. Creative Proteomics guarantees the most efficient and reliable services to best meet our clients’ needs. We look forward to cooperating with you.
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