Joint Research Centre - European Commission

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The European Commission's in-house science service
European Commission

08/05/09

Detecting melamine in food: world's labs are ready and able

A majority of laboratories around the world are capable of effectively testing for the presence of melamine in food, according to a new study by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). Results of the international study published this week show that levels of the harmful substance in food samples can be accurately measured by the majority of laboratories tested, suggesting that the global response to the Chinese contaminated milk scare of 2008 has been effective.

 

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