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DNA screening for the detection of crop species in processed food

A study to show proof of principle for the detection of crop species in processed foods using PCR and a capillary electrophoresis system.

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This peer-reviewed paper describes a study outlining a simple, singleplex polymerase chain reaction lab-on-a-chip approach for the detection of a range of ingredients, which present known allergen risks in processed foods.

This approach can be applied to various fields within the area of food authenticity testing.