Authentication of beef versus horse meat using 60 MHz 1H NMR spectroscopy.
Bottom Line: Principal component analysis gave a two-dimensional "authentic" beef region (p=0.001) against which further spectra could be compared.The outcomes indicated that storing samples by freezing does not adversely affect the analysis.We conclude that 60 MHz (1)H NMR represents a feasible high-throughput approach for screening raw meat.
Affiliation: Analytical Sciences Unit, Institute of Food Research, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7UA, UK.Show MeSH
Mentions: From these results, we concluded that any effects due to differences between the Labs (arising from extraction procedures, researchers, instrumentation, etc.) were insignificant compared with the variance due to species. Thus the Training Set data from both Labs were combined and used to develop a single authentication model. PCA was applied to this pooled dataset. The scores on the first two axes are shown in Fig. 5(a). Plotting the horse data from each Lab with different symbols confirms that there is no systematic difference between labs to be seen (note there is too much overlap of points to illustrate this clearly for the beef samples). The loading vectors (data not shown) are highly similar to those from the Training Set data treated separately, as might be expected.
Affiliation: Analytical Sciences Unit, Institute of Food Research, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7UA, UK.