Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture

Bing-Huei Chen  
Department of Nutrition and Food Science
Fu Jen University


Recent Advance in DNA-based Traceability and Authentication of Livestock Meat PDO and PGI Products

Author(s): Letizia Nicoloso, Paola Crepaldi, Raffaele Mazza, Paolo Ajmone-Marsan, Riccardo Negrini.


This review updates the available molecular techniques and technologies and discusses how they can be used for traceability, food control and enforcement activities.

The review also provides examples on how molecular techniques succeeded to trace back unknowns to their breeds of origin, to fingerprint single individuals and to generate evidence in court cases. The examples demonstrate the potential of the DNA based traceability techniques and explore possibilities for translating the next generation genomics tools into a food and feed control and enforcement framework.

Keywords: Deterministic approach, genetic traceability, molecular markers, probabilistic approach, SNPs, Radio Frequency Identification tags, traceability, Genetic traceability, microsatellites, genomic information.

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Article Details

Year: 2013
Page: [9 - 18]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/2212798411305010004