DNA-based methods for Seafood Authentication – Seminar


11th July 2023


The control of seafood authenticity is an important prerequisite to combat illegal fishing, consumer deception and food fraud. In order to examine the correctness of seafood labels and test their accordance with the European regulations, DNA-based methods are commonly applied by control institutions.

The workshop will be held in the framework of the European Atlantic Area project “SEATRACES- Smart Traceability and Labeling ToolBox for a Sustainable Seafood Production”. It aims to present methods and techniques to verify seafood authenticity developed in this project as well as new methods (NGS, real-time PCR, dPCR, on-site methods) developed by control and research institutions. Furthermore, validation and standardisation steps for the adoption of methods by control institutions will be discussed.



Date: 11th July, 2023, One-day Workshop

Cost: Free

Venue: Max Rubner-Institut, Federal Research Institute of Nutrition and Food, Department of Safety and Quality of Milk and Fish Products,
Palmaille 9, 22767 Hamburg, Germany (on-site, no hybrid).

Organizer: On behalf of the SEATRACES consortium: Max Rubner-Institut, Federal Research Institute for Nutrition and Food, Germany.

Target audience: The workshop is directed at European control institutions and experts in seafood authenticity working with DNA-based methods.

Registration at: fish-fit@mri.bund.de

Maximum number of participants: 30