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Food Authenticity Testing

Food Authenticity Testing

To protect our customers in the food industry from fraud and brand damage, Mérieux NutriSciences offers advanced methods of  food fraud and 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

  • Olive oil
  • Fish
  • Organic foods
  • Milk
  • Grains
  • Honey and maple syrup
  • Coffee and tea
  • Spices (such as saffron and chilli powder)
  • Wine
  • Certain fruit juices


Our Food Fraud & Authenticity Testing Services

Our food authenticity services help protect consumers’ health and the safety of the food supply chain.

Food Fraud from risk assessment to risk management

Our food fraud and adulteration 360 ̊ services are available for all food products categories all around the world. Mérieux NutriSciences’ experts suggest 3 steps to effectively and continuously protect your brand:

To prove that your products are trustworthy, it is crucial to implement a sound food authenticity testing strategy, associated to a prevention and mitigation plan. Contact us to help you tackle food fraud with analytical solutions customised to your food products.

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