Meat trade: need for international standardization?

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Peer-Reviewed Research
  • SDG 15
  • SDG 2
  • Abstract:

    Extensive substitution and undeclared species have been recently detected in meat products in South Africa, Europe and Asia. Here we review the methodologies utilized in the identification of species in red meat products and highlight the advantages and drawbacks of these methods. The problem is of a different nature in countries with easily accessible game meat and poor or nonexistent monitoring systems in place. Recommendations are drawn for meat DNA testing in these two scenarios.