DNA barcoding validates species labelling of certified seafood

J. Barendse, A. Roel, C. Longo, L. Andriessen, L.M.I. Webster, Robert Ogden, F. Neat

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Abstract

Seafood is one of the most traded food commodities in the world with demand steadily increasing [1]. There is, however, a rising concern over the vulnerability of seafood supply chain to species mislabelling and fraud [1,2]. DNA methods have been widely used to detect species mislabelling and a recent meta-analysis of 4500 seafood product tests from 51 publications found an average of 30 percent were not the species stated on the label or menu [3]. This high rate poses a serious threat to consumer trust, reputations of seafood businesses and the sustainability of fishery resources.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R198-R199
Number of pages2
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2019

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