Seafood Authenticity and Traceability

Seafood Authenticity and Traceability

A DNA-based Pespective

1st Edition - August 25, 2016
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  • Editors: Amanda Naaum, Robert Hanner
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128015926
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128016022

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Seafood Authenticity and Traceability: a DNA-based Pespective is a concise reference showcasing the latest developments in the field. Written for those in food authenticity who may not have a technical molecular biology background, the book covers methods used for DNA analysis and an overview of their applications in fish and seafood, also providing reviews of the technology and processes for each method. It offers a practical and succinct overview of the relationship between accurate identification, traceability, sustainability, and safety of seafood, including an overview of the supply chain and the industry's need for improved traceability.

Key Features

  • Presents current and future perspectives in the emerging field of traceability, including solid coverage of DNA analysis for origin detection
  • Includes molecular authentication tools to improve species identification throughout the seafood industry
  • Provides reviews of the technology and processes for each DNA analysis method
  • Offers a comprehensive overview for those in food authenticity who may not have an in-depth molecular biology background


Seafood safety professionals, researchers, international food safety officers, industrial food safety managers, lab technicians and graduate students in molecular ecology and biology, aquaculture

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Seafood Mislabeling Incidence and Impact
    Chapter 2: Seafood Traceability and Consumer Choice
    Chapter 3: Legal Framework for Seafood Authenticity and Traceability
    Chapter 4: IUU Fishing and Impact on the Seafood Industry
    Chapter 5: Tools for Seafood Identification
    Chapter 6: Choosing the Most Appropriate Tool for Your Application
    Chapter 7: Standardization of DNA-based Analysis
    Chapter 8: Species Identification Using DNA Sequencing
    Chapter 9: Species Identification Using Other Tools
    Chapter 10: Population or Point of Origin Identification

Product details

  • No. of pages: 198
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2016
  • Published: August 25, 2016
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128015926
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128016022

About the Editors

Amanda Naaum

Amanda Naaum completed her undergraduate studies in molecular biology at the University of Guelph, followed by a PhD focused on molecular diagnostics for food authenticity and traceability at the same institute. She has over seven years of experience in assay development for species identification and was awarded the IUFoST Young Scientist Award (2016). Dr. Naaum is currently the Lead Molecular Biologist at TRU-ID Ltd., developing tests for use in certification of food and natural health product authenticity.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Guelph, Canada

Robert Hanner

Head of Biodiversity Institute of Ontario at University of Guelph; Science Advisory Committee Member, Traceability Subcommittee, GS1 (Global Standards One); Coordinator Global Fish; leading expert in his field including: Molecular Biodiversity, DNA Barcoding, Forensics, Molecular Diagnostics; published author of books and in journals; invited speaker to more than 100 talks.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Canada