Verifying the animal species present in food products through analytical methods is a growing need for the food industry and official control organisms.

AZTI can detect mixtures or replacements of high-value meat with other lower-value food products by using real time PCR systems; the percentages of each species declared on the label are identified, and undeclared species are detected.

This can be applied for beef, pork, poultry, etc. and for processed and unprocessed products.