To target or not to target? Definitions and nomenclature for targeted versus non-targeted analytical food authentication

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The use of non-targeted analytical methods in food authentication has rapidly increased during the past decade. Non-targeted analyses are now used for a plethora of different food commodities but also across several scientific disciplines. This has brought together a mixture of analytical traditions and terminologies. Consequently, the scientific literature on food authentication often includes different approaches and inconsistently used definitions and nomenclature for both targeted and non-targeted analysis. This commentary paper aims to propose definitions and nomenclature for targeted and non-targeted analytical approaches as a first step towards harmonization.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTrends in Food Science and Technology
Pages (from-to)537-543
Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Research areas

  • Analytical chemistry, DNA, Food authentication, Food fraud, Non-targeted, Targeted

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