DNA test to guarantee Irish pigmeat

A NOVEL paternity test for pigs has been introduced to determine if meat sold as Irish actually comes from Irish pigs.

The Irish Farmers’ Association and Bord Bia have set up the DNA-certified programme to expose misleading labelling. Packaging on items such as rashers or bacon often suggest the meat comes from an Irish farm when in fact it has been imported.

The three-year project involved profiling thousands of boar samples and setting up a database with the DNA of every Irish boar serving sows in the State. Bord Bia personnel will now take random samples of pigmeat from supermarkets, butchers and the food service industry to see if the samples match the database.

View the original article here: DNA test to guarantee Irish pigmeat – Irish Times

ADVERTISEMENT
Outbreak Daily Digest
Biotech Facts & Fallacies
GLP Podcasts
Infographic: Deaths from COVID-19 are far higher than reported estimates

Infographic: Deaths from COVID-19 are far higher than reported estimates

More than 2.8 million people have lost their lives due to the pandemic, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis ...
News on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.
glp menu logo outlined

Newsletter Subscription

Optional. Mail on special occasions.
Send this to a friend