Government Chemist

The referred sample contained Prunus protein(s) and DNA the origin of which is consistent with almond and not mahaleb

Work came after FSA referred sample and cumin testing

Testing method confirms almond in paprika, not mahaleb

By Joseph James Whitworth

DNA testing and mass spectrometry have been used to confirm almond in paprika and not mahaleb which was found in cumin as part of earlier nut and spice-related recalls.

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