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Dna Barcoding: Food Fraud and Business Days

dna barcoding: The Life Scanner DNA species identification kit uses DNA barcoding and smartphone technology to identify what you're eating, what's in your garden, or in your home, according to CTV. So, if you think your meat contains something else, you can find out by scanning the product barcode, taking a picture, collecting a sample of what you want to identify and then mailing it to the lab at the University of Guelph. Researchers at the University of Guelph have developed a tool to detect food fraud that allows you to see if what you're eating is what it says it is. In about five to eight business days, the results are sent directly to an app on your smartphone. Because of inadequate labelling regulations, customers curious about food authenticity would need to buy the seafood or meat product first and send it for testing before knowing its full contents. It goes into the lab, we extract the DNA from the tissue and we sequence it and then we identify using algorithms and a massive database that's been collected over the last 15 years, Life Scanner founder Sujeevan Ratnasingham told CTV Kitchener. ( As reported in the news.