POSSIBILITIES OF USING STABLE ISOTOPES FOR IDENTIFICATION OF GEOGRAPHICAL ORIGIN OF MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS. A REVIEW
of geographical origin of raw materials and animal-derived products to exclude a possibility of their falsification is quite a complex task, which requires searching for reliable criteria of identification that account for an effect of the geoclimatic and anthropogenic factors. One of the methods for revealing falsification of geographical origin of food including meat products is a method of analysis of stable isotopes (2H/1H, 18O/16O, 15N/14N, 13C/12C) and several other elements. The review describes the main theoretical provisions of stable isotope analysis and their fractionation, presents the results of the investigation of the isotopic composition of meat raw materials and products of animal origin for verification of their geographical origin and feeding systems that differ largely in the content of C3 and C4 plants in the animal diet. Analysis of the C, N and S stable isotope ratio has a significant potential for authentication of meat raw materials and verification of the origin. In addition, it can be used to detect differences between very similar agricultural production systems, even if the underlying mechanisms are not fully elucidated.
About the AuthorN. A. Gorbunova
kandidat of technical sciences, Scientific secretary, V.M. Gorbatov Federal Research Center for Food Systems of Russian Academy of Sciences
109316, Moscow, Talalikhina str., 26
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For citation: Gorbunova N.A. POSSIBILITIES OF USING STABLE ISOTOPES FOR IDENTIFICATION OF GEOGRAPHICAL ORIGIN OF MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS. A REVIEW. Theory and practice of meat processing. 2018;3(1):46-58. https://doi.org/10.21323/2414-438X-2018-3-1-46-58
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