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New technique to beat the food fraudsters

Shoppers can be more confident that their burgers are the real deal following a new method of testing for meat fraud developed at the Institute of Food Research on the Norwich Research Park. Exploiting subtle differences in a key meat protein, the addition of just 1% of horse into a beef burger or of beef […]

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IFR announces test for detecting horse meat

Scientists at the Institute of Food Research on the Norwich Research Park have teamed up with Oxford Instruments to develop a fast, cheap alternative to DNA testing as a means of distinguishing horse meat from beef. Because horses and cattle have different digestive systems, the fat components of the two meats have different fatty acid […]

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New technology to help combat food fraud

The Institute of Food Research (IFR), working with Oxford Instruments, has developed a new, rapid testing regime based upon benchtop NMR that can distinguish between different species of animal, based on fatty acids extracted from cuts of meat. This machine provides a fast and relative low cost solution to identify meat fraud and can easily […]

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New ways of testing meat in the food chain

The Institute of Food Research has teamed up with Oxford Instruments to develop improved ways of testing meat in the food chain. The horsemeat scandal, and the recently published report from the National Audit Office, have shown that among other things there is a need to improve, increase and expand current authenticity testing regimes. New […]

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Benchtop NMR breakthrough

In a world first, scientists from the Institute of Food Research (IFR) on the Norwich Research Park have been test-driving a prototype instrument that promises to revolutionise access to a potent laboratory analysis technique called NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance). The instrument was developed by Oxford Instruments, an award winning producer of scientific measuring equipment, who breathed […]

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