Intentional adulteration in food and beverage products is not always obvious to the naked eye or nose. Low-cost detection tests are either not very effective or reliable, and most laboratory methods are complicated and pricey. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding a research initiative at the University of Florida to develop an easy-to-use test strip method to detect food adulteration. One example is the use of a metallic coating to detect meat proteins, for example pork protein in beef.
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Posted on 15 October 2020