Verification of authenticity: A rapid identification method for commercial scallop species through multiplex real-time PCR

SEATRACES PUBLICATION Regina Klapper & Ute Schröder Abstract: Seafood products are particularly vulnerable to food fraud and mislabelling, which may have negative implications on fisheries resources, economy, consumer health and trust. This is a considered problem for scallops, since these high-valued seafood products are usually sold without their morphologically characteristic shells. Scallop products differ in…

Estudio de notoriedad en consumidores sobre la denominación comercial “anchoa del Cantábrico”

SEATRACES PUBLICATION (This publications is written in Spanish language) Dr. Miguel Ángel Pardo González. Experto en integridad y seguridad alimentaria. AZTI La anchoa europea (Engraulis encrasicolus) es un pequeño pez pelágico que, en el caso del Golfo de Bizkaia, es considerada una población independiente de otras poblaciones europeas. Esta población de anchoa, generalmente conocida como…

A Real-Time PCR method for the authentication of common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) in food products

SEATRACES PUBLICATION Amaya Velasco, Graciela Ramilo-Fernández and Carmen G. Sotelo Abstract: Cephalopods are very relevant food resources. The common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) is highly appreciated by consumers and there is a lack of rapid methods for its authentication in food products. We introduce a new minor groove binding (MGB) TaqMan real-time PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)…

Labeling – EU pocket guide

European Commission has published a pocket guide to the EU’s new fish and aquaculture product labeling regulation (EU 1379/2013) to help to understand the information that is shown in a canned fish or in a frozen fish fillets, for example. This guide explains what information should appear on the labels and what is voluntary to…

Labelfish Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

LABELFISH – the “Atlantic Network on Genetic Control of Fish and Seafood Labelling and Traceability”, was a research Project under Atlantic Area – Transnational Programme, financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It aims was to set up a network of entities with an interest in the development of a common strategy and in…

NGS technology to check the label

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) in collaboration with Identigen has developed a scanning tool based on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology to check that the ingredients indicated in the label correspond with those actually determined in the food. The technology used provides the capacity to detect the presence of undeclared species. In the…