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Authenticity control of fish and fishery products – New platform FISH-FIT is online

Controlling the authenticity of fish and fishery products is an important instrument to combat mislabelling, consumer deception as well as illegal fishing. In general, DNA-based methods are used to control the correct commercial name of products, especially for processed products. As part of the European Interreg Atlantic Area Project "SEATRACES: Smart Traceability and Labeling ToolBox for a Sustainable Seafood Production" the Max Rubner-Institut (MRI) was responsible for the development of the online platform FISH-FIT to exchange authentic sample material and enable the alignment of DNA sequences. FISH-FIT was developed to support official European laboratories and research institutes in the authentication of fish and fishery products.

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