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DNA Barcode Testing of Herbal Supplements Questioned

Validity of DNA barcode testing of supplements that contain herbal extracts is being questioned following the New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s order that four retailers in the state discontinue selling their store-brand products. DNA barcoding showed that only 21 percent of the store-brand supplements contain the plants listed on the labels and that many products do not contain any DNA from a botanical source.

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Food Dyes Show Promise as Quality Probes

Food dyes may be useful for more than just giving your cherry Jell-O that vivid red hue. In research described at the annual meeting of the Biophysical Society in early February, a team of food scientists from Rutgers University in New Jersey has found that common food dyes have the potential for use as edible probes of food quality.

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Understanding, Monitoring and Meeting the Differing Global Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides in Food and Feed Products

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