InstantLabs® announced today the commercial launch of its InstantID Atlantic Blue Crab DNA verification test – the first in a series of seafood species identification tests to help the global seafood industry respond to the increasing challenge of seafood fraud. The new species verification assay was created through a partnership with the University of Guelph, recognized as an international leader in agricultural and food science.

The InstantID Blue Crab test is the first of several seafood species assays developed through the InstantLabs-University of Guelph partnership.  Entering the seafood market segment, the Baltimore-based manufacturer of food safety test kits is expanding the use of its Hunter® system. Work on additional InstantID kits for snapper, catfish, grouper, and tilapia is expected throughout 2015.

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