Vegan Food PCR Control

RT-qPCR-Based Screening of Animal DNA in Food Extracts 

Vegan Screen & Identification Control kits

Food fraud Prevention



A growing number of consumers adopt a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, driven by health-, animal and environment-related concerns. Along with the global rise of the vegan movement, the demand for meat-free food is exponentially increasing. Yet, it is not always easy to ensure that foods declared as vegan have not in fact been processed with meat or animal-derived products.

RT-qPCR-Based Screening of Animal DNA in Food Extracts 

Outstanding Sensitivity 

• qPCR-based assay for detection of animal DNA in food-derived extracts, down to a threshold level of 0.1 % of genomic meat target DNA.

• In combination with an optimized DNA extraction system for the isolation of genomic DNA from various vegan food types, the qPCR assay delivers fast and consistent results for a broad range of food matrices.

Simple and Rapid Protocols for Reliable Results 

• Internal Control DNA to monitor the performance of both DNA extraction and qPCR.

• Lyophilized and pre-aliquoted (25 reactions) components to simplify logistics and storage.

• Ready-to-use products and straightforward workflows for routine use

ExtractNow™ Vegan Control

With a DNA-based detection approach, the Vegan Control™ system and offers a quick, sensitive, and inexpensive solution to this problem. This assay system combines a qPCR-based Vegan Control™ kit to detect animal traces in food with a DNA extraction system optimized for food samples, ExtractNow™ Vegan Control.

DNA extraction method for a broad range of food types as starting materials. By using cutting-edge chemistry, the duration of the DNA purification is reduced to a minimum. ExtractNow™ Vegan Control can be used for extraction of genomic DNA from up to 50 mg of various potentially non-vegan food products (e.g. convenience foods, baked goods, cereals, chocolate, baking mixes, tofu, sauces, jams, bread spreads, soy milk, oils and fats).

Gentaur Complete Panel for Food Control