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    Default New York Pushes DNA Testing To Ensure Dietary Supplements Contain Promised Ingredient

    Steve Williams
    October 3 2016

    New York has just negotiated an agreement with one of the biggest supplement manufacturers in the United States to ensure that products actually contain the ingredients listed on their labels.
    NBTY sells almost 22,000 herbal supplements under brand names including Solgar and Nature’s Bounty to stores like Walmart and Walgreens. The company agreed to new quality control testing methods to ensure maximum confidence that its products contain what is stated on their labeling.
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office, which negotiated this change in quality control, explained in a statement:

    Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/new-york...gredients.html

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    Default Re: New York Pushes DNA Testing To Ensure Dietary Supplements Contain Promised Ingred

    Here we go again! I remember the last time supplements were tested for DNA, but can't find the original article. From memory, the test was suitable for recognising reptile DNA, but not plant material.

    Is DNA Testing valid for the purposes of testing herbal supplements?

    The Attorney General’s office employed a method of testing known as DNA Barcoding. This is a relatively new method of testing that first gained notoriety in 2003 by researchers at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada......Barcoding using the COI is an incredibly effective method for identifying fish, birds, insects, etc, but is not reliable in terms of identifying botanical species.[2] This is due to the fact that plant COI evolve much slower than the COI of other life and would not provide a reliable means of identifying individual species.

    https://blog.priceplow.com/supplemen...eral-lab-tests

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