Quantitative detection of pork’s meat by real-time PCR for halal verification of processed meat products Conference Paper uri icon


  • Species identification and lhe need lo verity lhe labelling stalements are currently considered of major importance owing lo the increased awa.reness of consurners regarding the composition of foods. In particular, processed meal products are susceptible largets for frnuds such as the subSl ilution of higher value species by cheaper rneats species, lhe presence of undccl ared species and lhe use of lower amounls of meal than the quantities declared on lhe product's label. 111cse practices represent economical frauds, bul can also bring ethical, religious and even health repercuss ions. Incorrecl Jabelling and lhe undeclarcd addition of pork meal in foods wilh Halal designation represent a major problern for lhe praclice Muslim that forbids lhe consumplion of pork derived foods. For this reason, the frnudulenl pork addition is considered as lhe main authcnlicity issue this particular group of consumers [1].

publication date

  • January 1, 2013