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DNA tagging results at SATRA event

Hides can be traced by DNA.

Applied DNA Sciences is planning to use the SATRA Sustainable Footwear Forum on 5th December to present the results of a leather DNA tagging exercise. The work was carried out at one of the world’s largest tanneries in Asia and follows an earlier research project undertaken within the UK that demonstrated there was a practical way to use DNA to trace the hide of an animal from farm to a product in a store. A spokesperson said that traceability is essential when supporting claims of sustainability or the humane treatment of the animals. DNA tagging can also be used to help protect leather products, brands, entire supply chains, and consumers from theft, counterfeiting and fraud.

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This article was originally published on page 3 of the December 2019 issue of SATRA Bulletin.

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