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Ireland’s latest weapon against food fraud offers new type of DNA testing of food

Food agency describes tool as “significant new asset” in fight against fraud

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Ireland is proving to be a pioneer in raising awareness of, and tackling, food fraud. The country’s food authority was the first to uncover the horsemeat scandal of 2013 and now it is the first to use a new type of DNA profiling to check that the ingredients in food products tallies with its’ labelling.


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