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’.

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

Cortis, Pierluigi;
2019-01-01

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’.
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
Current 2019.pdf

Solo gestori archivio

Tipologia: versione editoriale
Dimensione 800.35 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
800.35 kB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri   Richiedi una copia

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11584/275738
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 25
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 23
social impact