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Grenier Bio-One’s CarnoCheck DNA test used in meat testing

18th February 2013

Grenier Bio-One has underlined the important role its CarnoCheck DNA testing kit is playing in helping to get to the bottom of the current meat labelling scandal that is gripping Europe.

The product – available since 2004 – is being used to test hundreds of samples at various European laboratories as part of efforts to find answers to the current problem, which has seen horsemeat sold as beef and pork being used in kebab meat.

Grenier Bio-One's kit has proven invaluable in these studies, as it allows the DNA of eight animal species – horses, pigs, donkeys, sheep, cattle, chickens, turkeys and goats – to be detected in foodstuffs quickly and reliably.

It utilises DNA chip technology to unambiguously detect the specific genetic fingerprint of many different parameters in a single analysis, with results being made available within three hours.

With consumer protection groups and politicians now calling for Europe-wide DNA testing for a whole range of foodstuffs, the CarnoCheck DNA test could be set for even wider usage in the coming months.

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