Current Methods for Seafood Authenticity Testing in Europe: is there a need for Harmonisation?


A recent publication authored by members of the Labelfish consortium is now available in the journal Food Control.

Highlights of the paper include:

• The first international survey of accredited food authenticity laboratories;
• Significant differences in the methods used in authenticating seafood;
• Significant differences in the main products monitored;
• Lack of harmonisation and standardisation across the EU (despite common regulation); and
• Widespread uptake of DNA-based methods, particularly sequencing.

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