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Have You Ever Wondered if What you Were Eating is What You Purchased?

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Source: EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical provides food authenticity testing to confirm food products are what they claim to be.

Cinnaminson, NJ, June 2nd, 2010

Earlier this year students at a New York City’s Trinity High School began a science project to test food items to determine if they were actually what the food labels claimed them to be.  Working with scientists from the American Museum of Natural History and the Rockefeller University a total of 66 food items were analyzed utilizing DNA testing technologies.  Tests showed that 1 in 6 items were mislabeled.

Mislabeled items included sheep’s milk cheese which was actually from cow’s milk and sturgeon caviar which was actually from the Mississippi paddlefish.  Accidental, or deliberate, mislabeling of food products is believed to be a major problem and several media outlets have run national stories on the topic over the last several years.

EMSL Analytical, a leading food and consumer products testing laboratory, provides food authenticity testing services to the general public and the food processing industry.  “Authenticity testing of food products, including meat, milk and fish, is important for labeling and assessment of value and is necessary to ensure consumer protection against fraudulent practices that have been observed,” stated Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President for EMSL Analytical, Inc.  “Likewise food manufacturers and processors need to be sure that their raw ingredient providers are delivering the real goods and not inexpensive substitutes.”

Fraudulent adulteration of food products may also be dangerous.  For health reasons, the consumption of products containing undeclared or mislabeled ingredients may cause problems including potentially deadly allergic reactions in sensitized individuals.

EMSL testing services include:

•           Meat and Meat Based Products
•           Fish and Fishery Products
•           Milk and Dairy Products
•           Fruit Juices
•           Feedstuffs
•           Allergen Ingredients
•           Oils
•           Nuts & Seeds
•           Flours & Grains
•           Irradiated Food
•           Genetically Modified Food

To learn more about food authenticity testing services contact EMSL Analytical at (800) 220-3675, visit www.FoodTestingLab.com and www.EMSL.com, or email info@EMSL.com.

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of quality food, environmental and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public.  The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.

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