These meat species are also potential carriers of hepatitis, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), anthrax, and some other deadly zoonoses. Canine meat is not only taboo in most cultures but also under religious prohibition. Dog meats were often sold as chicken meats and since dog population is huge in most parts of the world and its meat does not have any value in legal markets, dog meat could be considered as a highly potential adulterant in halal, kosher, and other foods. DNA analysis represents a primary defense against this food fraud and this Real-Time PCR kit detects DOG traces down to 0.1% (w/w) in DNA extracted from any food product.
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