Food Fraud

Accurately detect food fraudin less than 2 hours using DNA technology

Easily ensure food, nutraceutical, consumer products contain what they should and not what they shouldn't using the Hunter® Real-Time PCR system and InstantID™ test kits.

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DETECT ADULTERATION

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PORK
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HORSE
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BEEF
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PREVENT MISLABELING

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CRAB
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SALMON
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SNAPPER
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CATFISH

OUR PROCESS

Breakthrough portable Real-Time PCR technology delivers accurate identification of food fraud in less than 2 hours.

DETECT ADULTERATION

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IS IT REALLY 100% BEEF?

Product purity is the top priority to maintain consumer confidence based on their to economic, health, and religious concerns. The InstantID™ test kits from InstantLabs can help protect your company and your brand from economically-motivated or inadvertent adulteration of food and other consumer products.

The InstantID™ test kits use DNA-based technology allowing you to more accurately verify purity of even highly processed products than is possible with antibody-based technologies. Detection of adulteration at levels of 0.01% or lower is possible. Don’t just assume – know for sure if your product is free of animal or plant species that should not be there. Results in less than 2 hours.

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PREVENT MISLABELING

Stories about mislabeling of food is all over the news and consumers are demanding authenticated products.

InstantLabs has partnered with the University of Guelph, one of the world’s leading food science centers, and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the development of next-generation solutions to detect food fraud at the point-of-need using DNA analysis.

The InstantID™ test kits use cutting-edge technology allowing you to ensure the identity of your product faster and in your facility. Simply swab the sample, extract DNA using an easy procedure, and load into the Hunter® system for automatic analysis. Sit back and know if the food item in question is labeled correctly in less than 2 hours.

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IS IT REALLY SOCKEYE SALMON?

USE THE HUNTER SYSTEMTO DETECT AND PREVENT FOOD FRAUD

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DNA-Based Detection

The most accurate and reliable method available today. The same technology used by foreign regulators.

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On-Site Results in less than 2 Hours

Fast testing allows you to screen ingredients and finished products without disrupting your production activities.

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No Expertise Necessary

Most users can be trained in 2 - 3 hours even if they don't have a testing background. No need to hire additional employees.

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Protect Your Brand

Selling contaminated products - even if by accident - could destroy your reputation and result in devastating overseas bans.

CASE STUDY

Identifying Pork Contaminated Products

THE CHALLENGE:

A multi-national nutraceutical manufacturer that sells product into the Halal market was concerned that certain globally-sourced products and components (i.e. gel capsules) may inadvertently contain traces of pork.

Testing and inspections by government entities and consumer watchdogs were increasing and the Company was concerned about protecting its customers, its brand, and its reputation in the marketplace. The client needed an accurate and easy-to-use solution for on-site confirmation that raw ingredients and final products did not contain pork-derived materials. The testing solution also needed to be fast such that it would not disrupt production activities.

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THE SOLUTION:

InstantLabs worked with the client to perform a blind-coded study demonstrating that the Hunter® system would generate accurate results consistent with those provided by a contract laboratory. InstantLabs installed the Hunter® system on-site and trained existing staff in less than half a day.

Client is now testing and clearing samples in less than 2 hours using the Hunter® system thereby effectively eliminating risk to its brand and consumers.

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AVAILABLE SPECIES IDENTIFICATION KITS

  • Pork

    Detects the species Sus scrofa which includes domestic pigs and wild boars.

  • Horse

    Detects the species Equus ferus which includes all wild and domestic horses.

  • Beef (Coming Soon)

    Detects the species Bos taurus which includes domestic cattle.

  • Blue Crab

    Detects the species Callinectes sapidus.

  • Asian Catfish

    Detects the species Pangasius bocourti (Bosa) and Pangasius hypothalamus (Swai or Sutchi).

  • Red Snapper

    Detects the species Lutjanus campechanus.

  • Atlantic Salmon

    Detects the species Salmon salar.

  • Coho Salmon

    Detects the species Oncorhynchus kisutch.

  • Sockeye Salmon

    Detects the species Oncorhynchus nerka.

  • Chinook Salmon

    Detects the species Oncorhynchus tshawytscha also known as King Salmon.

  • US Catfish

    Detects the species Icatlurus furcatus (Blue Catfish) and Ictalurus punctatus (Channel Catfish).