Identification of tinned tuna
Katsuwonus pelamis, also known as Oceanic Bonito or Skipjack, is often marketed as tuna and is the economically most important fish species in this group. In contrast to the taxonomically real tuna species the Skipjack is not yet threatened with extinction. Especially in processed and tinned products a morphological differentiation between declared Skipjack and possibly also contained real tuna species is impossible.
Impetus has developed fast and reliable methods which allow a clear identification and quantification of Skipjack even in mixtures of different species.