Abstract Title:

Migration of mineral hydrocarbons into foods. 3. Cheese coatings and temporary casings for skinless sausages.

Abstract Source:

Food Addit Contam. 1993 Mar-Apr;10(2):175-84. PMID: 8314395

Abstract Author(s):

L Castle, M Kelly, J Gilbert

Article Affiliation:

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Food Science Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, Colney, UK.

Abstract:

Levels of mineral hydrocarbons which have migrated from wax coatings into cheese have been determined for 20 retail samples using a gas chromatographic procedure. Contamination was limited to the outermost 2 mm of cheese in direct contact with the wax where levels of hydrocarbons were found to range from 10 to 150 mg/kg. On a whole cheese weight basis these amounted to<1 to 27 mg>

Study Type : Review

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