Prevalence of some chemical hazards in some meat products

Wafaa Hazaa, Fahim Shsltout, Mohamed El-Shater
2019 Benha veterinary medical journal  
ARTICLE INFO ABSTRACT Keywords In an attempt to determine the prevalence of some chemical hazards in various meat product by measuring the residual levels of lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd) and nitrite in such product, a total number of 60 random samples (15 of each) of minced meat, beef burger, sausages and luncheon were haphazardly gathered from a varied supermarkets and retailers in Benha City at Kalubia governorate, Egypt to be chemically analyzed by means of spectrophotometer. From the achieved
more » ... ults, the mean values of residual levels of Pb in the inspected samples of minced meat, beef burger, sausages and luncheon were 0.06 ± 0.01, 0.11 ± 0.01, 0.16 ± 0.01 and 0.23 ± 0.01 mg/kg, respectively, while those of Cd were 0.03 ± 0.01, 0.07 ± 0.01 , 0.12 ± 0.01 , and 0.15 ± 0.01 mg/kg, and finally those of nitrite were not detected, 39.81 ± 2.24, 27.59 ± 1.65 and 62.07 ± 2.51 (ppm), respectively. The obtained findings were complied with the acceptable limits of heavy metals residues and residual nitrite level recommended by Egyptian Standards. Chemical hazards Cadmium Lead Meat products Nitrite
doi:10.21608/bvmj.2019.15647.1067 fatcat:pfrvl6nphvdtnopg5uvud4moxm