Consumers today want to be sure about the quality and origin of the foods they eat. To protect our customers in the food and food-supply chain from fraud and brand damage, Mérieux NutriSciences offers advanced methods of food authenticity testing.

Recent events have shown that there were numerous incidences of fraud in the food chain. The food industry was shaken by the European-wide horse-meat crisis in 2013 and the Oceana report on fish mislabelling. Mérieux NutriSciences premier goal is to protect its customers from fraud and consequently brand damage. This is done by significantly enhancing our molecular biological and immunological capabilities to include all economically relevant species.

In the report of the European Parliament (Report in the food crisis, fraud in the food chain and the control thereof (2013/2091INI)), the top ten adulterated products have been identified:

Top 10 products that are most at risk of food fraud

  1. Olive oil
  2. Fish
  3. Organic foods
  4. Milk
  5. Grains
  6. Honey and maple syrup
  7. Coffee and tea
  8. Spices (such as saffron and chilli powder)
  9. Wine
  10. Certain fruit juice

Mérieux NutriSciences offers a wide range of analysis to identify various brands adulterations using different technical approaches including ELISA, real time PCR, microarray and DNA sequencing. These techniques can help you:
•    Identify and quantify the source of contamination in food products
•    Analyze the composition of your most complex products

Regarding animal species testing, Mérieux NutriSciences can sequence fish samples to identify the genus and species and identify all major animal species.
•    Examples for fish are Atlantic cod, flatfish, halibut, pangasius, and tilapia
•    Examples for meat are beef, pork, chicken, turkey, horse, goat, donkey, deer and more

October 11th, 2021
Company News
We have a big event coming this October 18th 2021 and we want to share it with you. Don't forget to check out our social networks for our big launch.   
October 1st, 2021
Market News
This October 2021 when you hire a Process Validation service, you can choose between these two deals: two 2X1 tickets to our virtual courses from our 2021-2022 Courses Calendar or a 10% discount on an...