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Researchers use DNA test to determine food contamination

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

July 28, 2017   by Canadian Packaging staff

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.

To read the Toronto Star article, click HERE.

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