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Researchers use DNA test to determine food contamination

By Canadian Packaging staff   

Food Safety food contamination test Toronto Star University of Guelph

University of Guelph researchers use a DNA probe to help root out non-disclosed ingredients in food and drug products.

In its first test, a new DNA probe technique developed by researchers from the University of Guelph, found that some 80 percent of the Chinese patent medicines (those that comes in pill, tablet and capsule forms), contained ingredients not listed on the label.

The new technique identifies if contaminants are present in natural health products with more than one ingredient, like natural medicines, and can even be used to test food quality.

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