Species identification

The course provides theoretical and practical knowledge in areas where national authorities are confronted with fraudulent activities related to food authenticity and food mislabeling (food fraud).

Species identification - from sample preparation to preparation of a test report - is presented in a practical manner. The training focuses on the identification and differentiation of a variety of animal species commonly used as ingredients in meat and meat products using DNA-based methods. The relevant procedures are performed by each participant under professional supervision in a fully equipped laboratory on real samples. In addition to theoretical knowledge, the training also includes the performance of tests in the laboratory under quality-assured conditions. Participants acquire comprehensive knowledge of the qualitative analysis of animal species in food.

Target group

  • Analysts and heads of laboratories
  • Experts and consultants for quality management, research and consulting of food companies and control bodies
  • Interested persons

Limitation of Participation
Five-day standard course for max. four persons

on request

AGES GmbH Spargelfeldstraße 191 | A-1220 Vienna, Austria

Responsible for content
Mag. Rupert Hochegger
Institute of Food Safety Vienna Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, AGES

on request

AGES Akademie

Last updated: 10.10.2023

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