Companies Collaborate on Ground Beef Traceability Initiative

Performance Food Group and IdentiGEN say they have developed the first commercial solution to trace ground meat back to its origins using DNA technology. The collaboration marks the first time DNA TraceBack technology, previously used to trace cuts of meat, has been used to trace ground beef to its Black Angus origins. This deployment follows a collaborative effort, begun in January 2010, between IdentiGEN and the manufacturers of PFG's Braveheart Black Angus Beef hamburgers.

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