A genuine nutritional product is pivotal for getting proper health benefits and preventing pathologies. However, with the increase in global trading of raw and processed food products, reliable authentication is essential for correct labelling to ensure consumer safety. The use of DNA-based tools has become a prospective solution in the near future to solve this problem. Currently, technologies exploiting DNA polymorphism between species are able to characterize the food composition of pure (DNA barcoding) or multi-species (DNA metabarcoding) food items, and the application of this technology has started entering into food regulations. Here, we provide a brief overview of the history, success, and forthcoming applications of such approaches, while also considering the influence of food on human microbiota and the emerging trends toward the adoption of a ‘personalized nutrition’.

Galimberti, A., Casiraghi, M., Bruni, I., Guzzetti, L., Cortis, P., Berterame, N., et al. (2019). From DNA barcoding to personalized nutrition: the evolution of food traceability. CURRENT OPINION IN FOOD SCIENCE, 28, 41-48 [10.1016/j.cofs.2019.07.008].

From DNA barcoding to personalized nutrition: the evolution of food traceability

Galimberti, Andrea
Primo
;
Casiraghi, Maurizio
Secondo
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Bruni, Ilaria;Guzzetti, Lorenzo;Berterame, Nadia Maria
Penultimo
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Labra, Massimo
Ultimo
2019

Abstract

A genuine nutritional product is pivotal for getting proper health benefits and preventing pathologies. However, with the increase in global trading of raw and processed food products, reliable authentication is essential for correct labelling to ensure consumer safety. The use of DNA-based tools has become a prospective solution in the near future to solve this problem. Currently, technologies exploiting DNA polymorphism between species are able to characterize the food composition of pure (DNA barcoding) or multi-species (DNA metabarcoding) food items, and the application of this technology has started entering into food regulations. Here, we provide a brief overview of the history, success, and forthcoming applications of such approaches, while also considering the influence of food on human microbiota and the emerging trends toward the adoption of a ‘personalized nutrition’.
Articolo in rivista - Review Essay
food
English
2019
28
41
48
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Galimberti, A., Casiraghi, M., Bruni, I., Guzzetti, L., Cortis, P., Berterame, N., et al. (2019). From DNA barcoding to personalized nutrition: the evolution of food traceability. CURRENT OPINION IN FOOD SCIENCE, 28, 41-48 [10.1016/j.cofs.2019.07.008].
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