publication . Article . 2015

Identification of duck, partridge, pheasant, quail, chicken and turkey meats by species-specific PCR assays to assess the authenticity of traditional game meat Alheira sausages

Isabel Mafra; Isabel Mafra; Isabel Mafra; Beatriz Oliveira; Beatriz Oliveira; Beatriz Oliveira; Joana Costa; Joana Costa; Joana Costa; Joana Costa; ...
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: Food Control, volume 47, pages 190-195 (issn: 0956-7135, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Portugal
Game meat Alheira (Alheira de caça) sausage is a traditional fermented product typical from the Northeast region of Portugal, having bread and meats (including game) as main ingredients. It is a particularly appreciated product by consumers that commands higher prices, especially in comparison with the common Alheira produced with pork and poultry meats. Following our previous work in which several mammalian game meat species were successfully identified in game meat Alheira sausages for authentication purposes, the present work aimed at identifying game bird's species for the overall assessment of labelling compliance. For that purpose, several species-specific...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beverageshuman activities
free text keywords: Biotechnology, Food Science, Alheira, Authenticity, Game meat, Meat products, PCR, Pheasant, biology.animal, biology, Poultry meat, Species identification, business.industry, business, Domestic bird, Pcr assay
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FCT| PEst-C/EQB/LA0006/2013
Strategic Project - LA 6 - 2013-2014
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 132972
  • Funding stream: COMPETE
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