Meat Speciation Testing

Meat speciation testing is the identification of animal species and is performed for a variety of reasons - economic, ethnic and safety.

The discovery of horse meat in beef products has developed into a Europe-wide scandal. Manufacturers and retailers are, therefore, seeking ways to authenticate their products and offer the highest level of confidence possible.

VWR offers a wide range of products for meat speciation testing, such as ELISA (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay) and qualitative PCR analysis techniques. All of these methods help to identify the range of animal species in raw or cooked products across a wide variety of food and feed matrices.