Food Source

Bovine food presence in processed food

The AAL biotechnology department has validated DNA-PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) methods to detect the presence of beef and bovine derived material in food sources. Contamination as low as 0.1% can be detected by using specific bovine DNA primers and polymerization sequence amplification. This method can be applied to canned foods, sausage, etc.

Meat source identification

In addition to cattle, we can detect contamination as low as 0.1% for pork and poultry.

Milk Source Testing

AAL can test for the adulteration of animal milk in dairy products. We have fully validated procedures for determining the presence of cow milk, goat milk, or sheep milk using advanced PCR technology. The DNA analysis of common milk proteins, such as casein and lactoglobulin, will identify the milk source species.

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