The mislabeling of cotton items and manufacturers' fraudulent accusations against buyers have both caused issues in the retail sector in recent years.
Therefore, it is crucial that companies be able to recognize cotton products and demonstrate their authenticity. Using DNA is one trustworthy method for doing this. This primarily relates to testing of Egyptian cotton and can involve both fabric and finished goods, as well as woven or knitted clothing.
OUR APPROACH TO DNA TESTING OF COTTON PRODUCTS
The traceability of DNA extraction from cotton fiber, cotton fabric, and cotton goods can be tested by Bureau Veritas CPS. We are able to accomplish this thanks to our exclusive partnership with Egypt's highly respected Science Horizons laboratories.
Our experts can determine the authenticity of cotton items using PCR techniques. Our test procedure separates biological macromolecules from cotton fibers and yarns, including nucleic acids. It is possible to characterize cotton fiber or pinpoint its origin or source using the information encoded in the sequence of the isolated macromolecules' constituent parts.
When this methodology was confirmed, not only did our outcomes match the data we had for each sample, but the tests also determined the precise ratio of each cotton type used, within non-Egyptian cotton products.
OFFICIAL ENDORSEMENT OF EGYPTIAN COTTON TESTING
Dr. Mohamed Negm and Suzan Sanad of Science Horizons' internal DNA extraction technique has won approval and certification from a number of government agencies, including:
- Ministry of Scientific Research and Academy of Scientific Research & Technology (Egypt)
- University of Agricultural Science and College of Agriculture-Dharwad (India)
- Egyptian Accreditation Council (EGAC)
- International Laboratories Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC)