Today’s Pig Is Tomorrow’s…Beef?

One-third of beef samples contained pork in Kosovo investigation: Balkan countries are enduring their share of adulterated foods. In Kosovo, commercial samples of meat labelled as beef or chicken were investigated with ELISA (Enzyme Linked Immunoassey Test) and PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) in order to detect pork mitochondrial DNA. The test series looked into the efficiency and cost of different methods and showed a preference for commercial ELISA combined with real-time PCR. Almost a third of beef was adulterated with pork, as were 8% of the chicken samples.

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Posted on 13 September 2021