Meat is one of the most consumed foods around the globe, and quality and human safety can be at risk when producers seek more cost effective ways to produce meat products. In 2013, news was made when beef was adulterated with horse meat, imposing potentially hazardous side-effects for human consumption, as horses are sometimes treated with medicines that are toxic to humans. Besides consumer safety, there are ethical and religious concerns related to consumption of some meat products. For example, consumption of pork is of high concern for Islamic and Judaic communities.
Labs are now finding new approaches to test meat products for authenticity and adulteration to identify exactly what species are present. SCIEX LC/MS/MS solutions provide a comprehensive approach to meat speciation, using the protein markers in the meat sample to confirm the species with high accuracy. Reliable results ensure exactly what type of meat you are buying, selling, and eating.
Selective identification of species markers in foods