Two new final reports and their related SOPs of projects FA0106 and FA0122 have been put on the website. FA0106 evaluates an ELISA method to determine offal (heart, liver, kidney and lung) in meat products. FA0122 validates the assay based on Western blot to determine the presence of added bovine or porcine blood serum to meat products. The final report also gives the results of a survey carried out on 80 retail and 20 catering meat products to determine whether offal or blood serum has been added. The SOPs from the two projects can either be accessed from Defra links or under the Methods (SOPs) tab.

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  • The SOP from project FA0122 has been removed as it was not deemed to be fit-for-purpose by Defra's Authenticity Methods Working Group.

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