The burgeoning truffle industry in North America has the unique opportunity to establish standards that ensure the highest levels of product quality and measures to ensure industrial integrity. To address industry and product integrity we can take simple actions at different points in the cultivation process. The industry can take steps to prevent contaminant truffle species from entering the market. These steps include setting industry seedling standards and a comprehensive system of truffle grading.
United Nations standards concerning the marketing and commercial quality control of Truffles.
A quality grading system developed using sensory technology and based on chemical signatures (aroma profiles) is proposed to underpin the current truffle grading standards employed by the Australian Truffle Industry.