Identification of Meat Species in Pet Foods Using a Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction ( PCR ) Assay

@inproceedings{Okuma2014IdentificationOM,
  title={Identification of Meat Species in Pet Foods Using a Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction ( PCR ) Assay},
  author={Tara A. Okuma and Rosalee S Hellberg},
  year={2014}
}
Product mislabeling, adulteration, and substitution are increasing concerns in highly processed foods, including pet foods. Although regulations exist for pet foods, there is currently a lack of information on the prevalence of pet food mislabeling. The objective of this study was to perform a market survey of pet foods and pet treats marketed for domestic canines and felines to identify meat species present as well as any instances of mislabeling. Fifty-two commercial products were collected… CONTINUE READING