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PORK SECTOR: Survey to understand the status and availability of pork data bases for geographical origin determination

An UK government funded project (FA0159, Defra ), in liaison with FoodIntegrity (www.foodintegrity.eu), is conducting a survey to understand the current needs for /availability of pork data bases for geographical origin determination. A series of questions is presented aiming to obtain knowledge on status and accessibility of pork data bases. https://esurv.org/online-survey.php?survey_ID=MJNMOI_6b2f639a You have the option to either declare anonymity or have your organisation's name…

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Get started authenticating your coffee

A review paper "Ground Roast Coffee: Review of Analytical Strategies to Estimate Geographic Origin, Species Authenticity and Adulteration by dilution" has been published, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12161-016-0756-3  Methods for the determination of the most commonly found materials used to adulterate coffee as diluents and to establish the geographic and genotypic origin of beans are reviewed. Suggestions are made as to how to start to authenticate, or otherwise, the label claims…

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New JRC monthly report on food fraud and authenticity

New JRC monthly report "Consumers have the right to make informed decisions about the food they purchase. Agricultural products of high commercial value have been traditionally the target of fraudulent malpractices. Prevention of fraud and promotion of authentic products is important to assure the commercial success of European high-value agri-food products on international markets and to ensure that consumer rights are protected. "

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