Food Authentication

  • P. R. Ashurst
  • M. J. Dennis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. P. R. Ashurst, M. J. Dennis
    Pages 1-14
  3. B. Médina
    Pages 60-107
  4. I. D. Lumley
    Pages 108-139
  5. I. M. Mackie
    Pages 140-170
  6. B. G. Osborne
    Pages 171-197
  7. D. Firestone, R. J. Reina
    Pages 198-258
  8. P. C. Molan
    Pages 259-303
  9. J. Prodolliet
    Pages 304-338
  10. P. Brereton
    Pages 339-351
  11. M. N. Hall
    Pages 352-377
  12. M. J. Dennis
    Pages 378-386
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 387-399

About this book

Introduction

The issue of food authenticity is not new. For centuries unscrupulous farmers and traders have attempted to 'extend', or othewise alter, their products to maximise revenues. In recent years the subject has reached new prominence and there even have been situations where food authenticity has featured as a newspaper headline in various countries. Food legislation covering the definition, and in some cases composition, of various commodities has been in place in developed countries for many years and paradoxically it is the legislative trend away from emphasis on composition and more on accurate and truthfullabeliing that has been one driving force for the authenticity issue. Another, and many would speculate as the more potent, driving force is the move towards fewer and larger supermarket chains in many countries. Such trading companies with their images of quality products, buying power and commercial standing, exercise considerable commercial power which has been claimed as a significant source of financial pressure on food prices and food commodity product quality. For whatever reason, recent food authenticity issues have become news and consumers, the media and enforcement authorities are showing more interest than ever before in the subject.

Keywords

DNA agriculture cereals coffee eggs electrophoresis fat food food industry glyceride natural product proteins quality assurance

Editors and affiliations

  • P. R. Ashurst
    • 1
  • M. J. Dennis
    • 2
  1. 1.Dr P.R. Ashurst and AssociatesKingstoneUK
  2. 2.CSL Food Science LaboratoryNorwich Research ParkColney, NorwichUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-1119-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8426-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1119-5
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