Genetic ID offers comprehensive tests for detection and identification of horse (equine) DNA in food and meat products.
These tests help clients to make sure that no horse meat has been used in their product or that suppliers deliveries are free of horse meat. In addition Genetic ID can also provide you with tests to verify other animal species (e.g. to confirm that actually bovine meat is present in a product). Please also see our page on Food Authenticity for more information on how to protect your company and products against incorrect labelling, either fraudulent or accidental.
Assays are performed by Real Time PCR technology. Results are reported qualitatively “species detected” or “species not detected.” The limit of detection (LOD) of the horse (equine) DNA test method is 25ppm.
The practical limit of detection varies depending on:
Of course the horse (equine) DNA test offered by Genetic ID is accreditated according to DIN EN ISO 17025.
The recommended sample size is 200g (processed products and meat tissue).
For an overview of other offered species tests, please visit our general page on Animal Speciation.