Report of species diagnosis of a tuna at Queens Products B.V. on 23 December 2009

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Abstract

According to a company in the same marketsegment as Queen Products B.V. part of the tuna filet sold by Queens Products B.V. does not consist of the species that is mentioned on the label. According to DNA analysis filets were not from the species on the label, Albacore (Thunnus alalunga), but from Yellowfin tuna (T. albacares). The present intention of Queens Products is to check by means of DNA analysis of different lots of filets the originating species. A Spanish expert on DNA analysis who has travelled to the Netherlands to collect samples, has requested species identification by an independent scientist on the basis of morphological features as back up of the findings by means of DNA analysis
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationIJmuiden
PublisherIMARES
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameReport / IMARES Wageningen UR
PublisherIMARES
No.C147/09

Keywords

  • food industry
  • nutrition labeling
  • merchandise information
  • fish products
  • thunnus
  • morphology
  • analysis
  • identification

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    Couperus, A. S. (2009). Report of species diagnosis of a tuna at Queens Products B.V. on 23 December 2009. (Report / IMARES Wageningen UR; No. C147/09). IJmuiden: IMARES.