The international workshop on Basmati DNA-based authentication methods was held on 21-22 September 2009. The workshop was organised with a view to implementing an authentication method related to the distinction of Basmati rice eligible for import duty exemption from other rice varieties. The aim of the workshop was to discuss whether the method under development by JRC-IRMM is the most appropriate one for that purpose. A further objective was to achieve a clear understanding of appropriate designs for plant authentication methods and the scientific/technical requirements related to their validation. The conclusions and opinions presented in this report are those of the consultants and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Commission.
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