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[WEBINAR] Detecting Food Fraud Through DNA Analyses

Friday, September 8, 2017
St. Paul, MN

FOOD PROTECTION WEBINAR SERIES

Detecting Food Fraud Through DNA Analyses

Friday, September 8, 2017 AT 10:00AM-11:00AM CT / 11:00AM-12:00PM ET

Food fraud takes many forms, including product mislabeling and species substitution which present a significant challenge for the food industry. DNA-based analyses are commonly used for the detection of food borne pathogens and are relevant for monitoring programs designed to prevent food fraud. This talk will provide an overview of food fraud, followed by a discussion of specific studies that have been conducted using DNA-based methods to detect instances of product mislabeling, adulteration and species substitution in various food ingredients and natural health products.

Presented By:

Robert Hanner
Associate Professor
Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph

Facilitated By:

Deb Freedman
Education Manager
Food Protection and Defense Institute

 
 

This complimentary presentation is part of the Food Protection and Defense Institute's Food Protection Webinar Series
For more information, contact Kelly Auxier, Communication Specialist, at keauxier@umn.edu.