Tradex rolls out DNA testing program


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
November 29, 2011

As part of its commitment to eliminate seafood fraud, Tradex Foods on Thursday rolled out a DNA testing program for all of its Sinbad seafood production in China. Sinbad is the Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, company’s signature value-added seafood brand.

Tradex also announced that it now offering to implement a DNA testing program at an additional cost for any private-label customer.

The DNA testing is carried out by ACGT, a DNA sequencing and analysis company based in Wheeling, Ill.

Click here to read a January 2011 SeafoodSource interview with Robert Reierson, president and CEO of Tradex Foods, about the company’s fight against seafood fraud.

Or click here to listen to October’s 90-minute webinar on DNA testing, which featured ACGT’s Edward Diehl, William Gergits of Therion International and LeeAnn Applewhite of Applied Food Technologies. Only SeafoodSource premium members can download and listen to the webinar.

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