DNA barcoding has been used to test species status of living plant specimens and herbarium specimens. In a recent project in collaboration with Queen’s University, Belfast, we used DNA barcoding to help determine evidence of food fraud. Samples of ground herbs were analysed to determine the species.

Ewa Wielogorska, Olivier Chevallier, Connor Black, Pamela Galvin-King, Marc Delêtre, Colin T. Kelleher, Simon A. Haughey, Christopher T. Elliott (2018) Development of a comprehensive analytical platform for the detection and quantitation of food fraud using a biomarker approach. The oregano adulteration case study. Food Chemistry 239: 32-39.