Verifying the origin of food: An introduction

P. Brereton*

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This chapter provides an introduction into why analytical methods and systems are needed to verify the origin of our food, in particular the drivers for the work, in terms of regulatory and more recently consumer and industry requirements. Some of the difficulties in satisfying regulatory aspects are described as well as a brief look at how some of the most recent scientific developments not included in the main body of this book will impact on the way consumers can be assured about the origin of the food they eat.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Analytical Approaches for Verifying the Origin of Food
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780857092748
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Food fraud
  • Food origin
  • Food provenance
  • Food traceability
  • Food verification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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