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CHAPTER 1

The Role of DNA Analysis in the Determination of Food Authenticity

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the history of adulteration legislation, different forms of food misdescription and drivers for food fraud. It outlines the technical challenges associated with detecting food misdescription and food fraud and describes how DNA-based techniques have evolved to solve a variety of food authenticity issues. Analytical challenges around ensuring such techniques are fit for purpose to support food law enforcement are also discussed.

Publication details


Print publication date
16 Oct 2019
Copyright year
2020
Print ISBN
978-1-78801-178-5
PDF eISBN
978-1-78801-602-5
ePub eISBN
978-1-78801-897-5