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Eggspection, organic egg verification tool

van Ruth, Saskia (2011) Eggspection, organic egg verification tool. The Organic Standard, February 2011 (118), pp. 3-4.

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Document available online at: http://www.rikilt.wur.nl/NR/rdonlyres/B0AAAC81-6055-4022-B72D-53AE39E8544B/134722/Eggspectationpublicatie.pdf


The institute for Food safety (RIKILT), part of Wageningen Univeristy and Research centre (Wageningen UR) has developed a method to verify the organic nature of eggs. The fingerprint of the natural caretonoids (carotenes and xanthophyllis) in eggs are used to discriminate between production systems. After extraction and processing the results are subsequently compared by statistical methods.

EPrint Type:Newspaper or magazine article
Keywords:organic eggs
Subjects: Values, standards and certification > Assessment of impacts and risks
Values, standards and certification
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry
Values, standards and certification > Evaluation of inputs
Values, standards and certification > Regulation
Research affiliation: Netherlands > Wageningen University & Research (WUR) > Institute of Food Safety RIKLIT
Related Links:http://www.rikilt.wur.nl, http://www.biokennis.nl
Deposited By: van den Top, ir Marry
ID Code:18623
Deposited On:06 Jun 2011 08:58
Last Modified:06 Jun 2011 08:58
Document Language:English
Additional Publishing Information:Dutch translation available

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