EN ISO 20813:2022

Molecular biomarker analysis - Methods of analysis for the detection and identification of animal species in foods and food products (nucleic acid-based methods) - General requirements and definitions (ISO 20813:2019) EN ISO 20813:2022

Publication date:   Mar 16, 2023

General information

60.60 Standard published   Dec 21, 2022


CEN/TC 460 Food Authenticity

European Norm

67.050   General methods of tests and analysis for food products



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This document specifies minimum requirements of performance characteristics for the detection of nucleic acid sequences (DNA) by molecular methods, such as the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), including different post-PCR detection methods, real-time PCR, single and/or multiple probe-based detection techniques as well as the combination of such methods.

The document is applicable to the detection, identification and quantification of DNA from animal species of higher and lower taxonomic groups in foodstuffs, and the validation of applicable methods.

It is applicable to mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, molluscs, crustaceans and insects. Typical examples for each are listed in Annex A.

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EN ISO 20813:2022
60.60 Standard published
Dec 21, 2022


Adopted from ISO 20813:2019 IDENTICAL