DNA Traceability System for Meat: A National Project of the Swiss Meat Industry


  • Heinrich Bucher Proviande Brunnhofweg 37, CH-3007 Bern, Switzerland. heinrich.bucher@proviande.ch




Dna, Food fraud, Proof of origin, Swiss meat, Traceability


Swiss meat is popular in Switzerland and the Swiss consumers have great confidence in it. In order to maintain and deepen this confidence the Swiss meat industry has decided to introduce in spring 2018 a national and independent system of DNA traceability for the proof of origin of Swiss meat. With the new traceability system, it will be possible at any time to show that meat and meat products with the declaration of Swiss origin indeed stem from Swiss animals that have been kept and slaughtered in Switzerland. Due to this unequivocal proof of origin, transparency and security for the declaration of Swiss meat will be increased and the potential for cases of fraud will be minimised.




How to Cite

H. Bucher, Chimia 2018, 72, 704, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2018.704.