UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Genetics Laboratory
Meat ID Test


What's on your plate?

Have you ever wondered if the meat or food you are eating is really what it says on the menu or label? The Meat ID test can answer that question. Using the science of DNA, the test identifies 12 different mammalian species that may be present in your food. To view the full list of species, see the Meat ID FAQ page.

Food safety and integrity is a growing concern. Recent news stories highlight problems in the food supply chain, and consumers want to confirm that they are getting what they pay for. Whether your concerns are cultural, religious, or health-based, the Meat ID test can bring you peace of mind.

Cost & Sample Collection

Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, Tel 530-752-2211, Email VGL