We have updated our Information Statement on Food Authenticity. It has been split into two parts:
- Food authenticity testing part 1: The role of analysis
- Food authenticity testing part 2: Analytical techniques
Food authenticity testing part 1: The role of analysis covers the role of analytical testing within the context of an overall supply chain assurance strategy. It describes where testing can and cannot be used, and highlights generic issues relating to interpreting food authenticity testing results.
Food authenticity testing part 2: Analytical techniques describes the principles, different configurations, applications, strengths and limitations of some of the more common analytical techniques used in food authenticity testing:
- Mass spectrometry
- Stable isotope mass spectrometry
- DNA analysis
- Nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry
IFST’s Information Statements summarise the authoritative and impartial science behind key food science issues. They are peer-reviewed by IFST’s Scientific Committee.