Geneticist Minaev told how exotic meat is faked

When falsifying food, the manufacturer replaces expensive meat with cheaper types. This was told to Gazeta.Ru by the head of the laboratory of molecular genetics of the Federal Scientific Center for Food Systems named after V.I. Gorbatov Mikhail Minaev .

“There is a primitive falsification: a disposable LLC is taken, which in the basement does something for the same incomprehensible shop. They say that the sausage is made from beef, and there is 90% chicken. This is a deliberate falsification, we have identified such cases. From the last one: we studied cuttings from dry-cured reindeer meat. We look, and there is no smell of reindeer, it does not exist as a class!” he explained.

Also, the substitution of one product for another is common in canned food. In particular, they falsify elk and other meat.

“In most cases, there is no moose there at all. So is wild boar meat. Try to distinguish the meat of a wild boar from the meat of an ordinary pig. This is a marketing ploy, plus the meat in these canned food is boiled in autoclaves so that it is almost impossible to understand the flavors,” Minaev added.

Read more about how other manufacturers falsify products and what legislative loopholes allow this to be done in the  Gazeta.Ru article .

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