Econ. Environ. Geol. 2009; 42(6): 645-654

Published online December 31, 2009

© THE KOREAN SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY

Application of Stable Isotopes to Tracing Geographical Origin of Food and to Determining Its Authenticity

Yeon-Sik Bong1,2, Jong-Sik Ryu1 and Kwang-Sik Lee1,3*

1Division of Earth & Environmental Science, Korea Basic Science Institute, 113 Gwahangno, Yusung-gu, Daejeon 305-333, Korea
2Department of Geology and Earth Environmental Sciences, Chungnam National University, 79 Daehangno, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-764, Korea
3Graduate School of Analytical Science and Technology, Chungnam National University, 79 Daehangno, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-764, Korea

Correspondence to :

Kwang-Sik Lee

kslee@kbsi.re.kr

Received: August 6, 2009; Accepted: October 9, 2009

Abstract

Recently there have been increasing consumers’ interests in the geographical origin of foods, due to the FTA(Free Trade Agreement) in the global market. Especially, in Korea, in relation to BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy), it is considered to be urgent to develop analytical techniques for distinguishing the geographical origin of beef. Korea is facing conclusion of FTA with many countries, and there is a deep national concern about the distinction of the geographical origin of food. Diverse analytical techniques have been used in many of recent researches to obtain data for distinguishing the geographical origin of foods produced in various countries. In this paper, we reviewed national and international researches about tracing of geographical origin and food authentication using stable isotopes. Improvement of the isotopic techniques and their numerous application have been provided useful information of their geographical origin in food products. Futhermore, we expect that this study could be detecting of many frauds and illegal transaction of food products. We look forward to active progressing research of detecting food origin using isotope analysis and numerous application about imported food products.

Keywords food, geographical origin, stable isotopes, authenticity

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Econ. Environ. Geol. 2009; 42(6): 645-654

Published online December 31, 2009

Copyright © THE KOREAN SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY.

Application of Stable Isotopes to Tracing Geographical Origin of Food and to Determining Its Authenticity

Yeon-Sik Bong1,2, Jong-Sik Ryu1 and Kwang-Sik Lee1,3*

1Division of Earth & Environmental Science, Korea Basic Science Institute, 113 Gwahangno, Yusung-gu, Daejeon 305-333, Korea
2Department of Geology and Earth Environmental Sciences, Chungnam National University, 79 Daehangno, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-764, Korea
3Graduate School of Analytical Science and Technology, Chungnam National University, 79 Daehangno, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-764, Korea

Correspondence to:

Kwang-Sik Lee

kslee@kbsi.re.kr

Received: August 6, 2009; Accepted: October 9, 2009

Abstract

Recently there have been increasing consumers’ interests in the geographical origin of foods, due to the FTA(Free Trade Agreement) in the global market. Especially, in Korea, in relation to BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy), it is considered to be urgent to develop analytical techniques for distinguishing the geographical origin of beef. Korea is facing conclusion of FTA with many countries, and there is a deep national concern about the distinction of the geographical origin of food. Diverse analytical techniques have been used in many of recent researches to obtain data for distinguishing the geographical origin of foods produced in various countries. In this paper, we reviewed national and international researches about tracing of geographical origin and food authentication using stable isotopes. Improvement of the isotopic techniques and their numerous application have been provided useful information of their geographical origin in food products. Futhermore, we expect that this study could be detecting of many frauds and illegal transaction of food products. We look forward to active progressing research of detecting food origin using isotope analysis and numerous application about imported food products.

Keywords food, geographical origin, stable isotopes, authenticity

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