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ADULTERATION PATTERN IN DIFFERENT FOOD PRODUCTS SOLD IN THE TWIN CITIES OF HYDERABAD AND SECUNDERABAD-INDIA

Article Id: ARCC997 | Page : 117 - 121
Citation :- ADULTERATION PATTERN IN DIFFERENT FOOD PRODUCTS SOLD IN THE TWIN CITIES OF HYDERABAD AND SECUNDERABAD-INDIA.Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research.2011.(30):117 - 121
K. Waghray*, S. Gulla, P. Thyagarajan and G. Vinod kavitagl@rediffmail.com
Address : Dept. of Food Technology, University College of Technology, Osmania University, Hyderabad - 500 001, India.

Abstract

The adulteration of food has progressed from being a simple means of fraud to a highly sophisticated and lucrative business. Hence the present study was undertaken to identify the adulteration in different food products available in the twin cities of Hyderabad & Secunderabad. Chilli powder samples showed the presence of metanil yellow (8%) added colour (92%) and saw dust (48%). Dry ginger samples (8.33%) showed the presence of an un-permitted coloured dye ultramarine blue. The sweet meat samples showed the presence of aluminum foil (4.3%) instead of silver foil.  Coconut burfi samples contained unpermitted color orange II and cotton candy and floss candy showed the presence of rhodamine B. The total percentage of adulteration in the food samples was found to be 49.41%.

Keywords

Adulteration Un-permitted colours Food products.

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