Meat Species Identification Kits

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Meat Species Identification Kits

The authenticity of food is currently a major issue for researchers, consumers, industries and policy makers at all levels of the production process. Particularly in the meat industry, products from game animals are susceptible targets for fraudulent labelling due to the economic profit that results from selling cheaper meat as meat from more profitable and
desirable species. Apart from meat species adulteration, illegal poaching of endangered game species may take place contributing to threat of wildlife populations.

Species authentication of meat products plays a major role in traceability, quality, and safety purposes. Species substitution or cross contamination can indeed lead to regulatory noncompliance, religious concerns, or allergic issues.

The identification of meat also allows consumers to reassure that the meat they purchase is unadulterated, properly labeled, and safe. This may be of importance in various communities where the consumption of certain meats is prohibited. Preventing adulteration of meat foodstuffs with less desirable or objectionable meat species is important for economic, regulatory health and cultural reasons.

Molecular genetic approaches for meat species identification are preferred because of their high sensitivity and specificity, as well as rapid processing time and low cost. Mylab Discovery Solutions offers real time PCR based identification of cow, buffalo, peacock, pork and further sex determination of species of interest in raw and cooked meat products. Mylab Discovery Solutions is also currently working on developing meat species identification kits for Horse, Deer, Mice, Dog, Sheep, Turkey, Chicken and goat which are expected to launch very soon in near future.

Real time PCR kits

VetScreen real time PCR kits uses the fluorogenic probe based chemistry that uses the 5´ nuclease activity of Taq DNA polymerase and enables the detection of a specific PCR product as it accumulates during PCR cycles

Our real-time PCR test is a duplex real-time PCR designed for detection of species specific mitochondrial DNA and internal control gene. It includes oligonucleotide primers and dual labeled hydrolysis probe for the in vitro qualitative detection of desired species in raw and cooked meat products.

Kit Features

  • Direct to customer” tests based on real time PCR
  • Highly sensitive and specific detection of target species
  • Includes all the reagents required to perform sample to Result analysis. No additional reagents needed.
  • Inclusion of positive and negative controls for quality check
  • Inclusion of internal control gene to assess the performance of both Nucleic acid extraction and real time PCR
  • Cost effective and time saving

Kit Contents

  • Reagents for isolating DNA from meat samples
  • Reagents required for meat identification on RTPCR
  • Validated reaction controls
  • Plastic wares with the kit

Order Information

# Product Cat. No. Reaction size/kit
1 VetScreen Cow identification kit VETCO100 100
2 VetScreen Buffalo identification kit VETBF100 100
3 VetScreen Peacock identification kit VETPK100 100
4 VetScreen Pork identification kit VETPO100 100
5 Vetscreen Sex determination in Cattle (Cow /Bull) Kit VETSX100 100