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Species Detection

With life getting faster and busier, many food industries are resorting to processed and canned food products that are readymade, easy to cook and can be stored for a longer time period. These foods are associated with the risks of being contaminated with constituents that are sensitive to a particular culture or region and also have health impacts like allergy, food poisoning etc.

The cosmopolitan population in UAE ensures that the processed food is in demand especially the meat and poultry products. Besides food animal feed, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products use food derived products in their production, processing and packaging contents that can be sensitive to the regional values and population.

Advanced BiotechnologyCenter, the leading and sole molecular diagnostic center in the GCC region, brings unique DNA based detection of animal species origin and content in the above samples. Our tests rely on the DNA that is highly specific for a type of animal meat the results are available in 48 hr. times with 100% accuracy.

THE NEED

  • Maintain High Nutritional Quality
  • Feed ingredients identification.
  • Detect high price species
  • Safety for animal environment and consumers of animal products
  • Allow ethnic groups a choice and safeguard cultural values

PORK DETECTION

Pork is sensitive to the region due to ethical and religious reasons and has a zero tolerance in any food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical sample. We test presence of pork by DNA technique and can provide the result within 24 hr. The test ican be performed using highest standards in various samples including processed food, animal feed, cosmetic samples.

THE APPROACH

  • Maintain High Nutritional Quality
  • Feed ingredients identification.
  • Detect high price species
  • Safety for animal environment and consumers of animal products
  • Allow ethnic groups a choice and safeguard cultural values

HORSE MEAT DETECTION

Presence of horse meat is sensitive to the region due to ethical issues. Further horse meat presence in the food supply and chain leads to secondary contamination issues like presence of antibiotics, growth and physiological promoting chemicals that are detrimental to human health. We can detect

BEEF and OTHER SPECIES DETECTION

Mislabeling of food is a worldwide problem and at times the supplier takes advantage of the users ignorance to provide meat that is not beef. We can test for presence of beef, chicken, goat, sheep in the food sample and ensure the integrity of the food product as per the labeling.

SPECIES IDENTIFICATION SERVICE: ABC also provide Species identification services where the identity of the ingredients, both plant and animal, can be determined using our DNA barcoding services. To know more about it please visit our species ID services page.

For Sample Submission kindly contact us for procedure or ask for sampling tubes.