Volume 88 Issue 14 | pp. 36-37
Issue Date: April 5, 2010

Food Detectives

ACS Meeting News: Analytical chemists devise methods to confirm foods are what they claim to be
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: food, wine, authentication, adulteration, analytical methods

When you uncork a bottle of wine, do you ever wonder whether it contains what the label claims? And when you stir a spice into your cooking, does it occur to you that it might include adulterants?

These are far from esoteric questions. In late February, the world’s second largest winery, E. & J. Gallo, in Modesto, Calif., and its suppliers were sued for selling 18 million bottles of wine labeled as Pinot . . .

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