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Estimated dietary intake of nitrate and nitrite from meat consumed in Fiji

Chetty, Adrian A. and Prasad, Surendra and Pinho, Olívia Castro and de Morais, Cecília Medeiros (2019) Estimated dietary intake of nitrate and nitrite from meat consumed in Fiji. Food Chemistry, 278 . 630 - 635. ISSN 0308-8146

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    Abstract

    To assess the risk posed by meat consumption to the Fiji and Pacific populace, the present study reports nitrate and nitrite in meat. Twelve commercially available meat products, with a total of 210 fresh and processed meat samples, were analysed for nitrate and nitrite by an optimised RP-HPLC technique with isocratic elution using n-octylamine in 20.0% methanol at pH 6.60. The nitrate content in the meat samples ranged from 0.00 to 124 mg kg−1 whereas the nitrite ranged from 0.00 to 164 mg kg−1. The study shows that the nitrate and nitrite contents of meat samples in Fiji were below the maximum level proposed by European Union legislation but above the limit set by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ). The estimated dietary intake of nitrate and nitrite was calculated from a 24-h diet recall study as well as from Fiji’s food balance sheets.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Nitrate in meat, Nitrite in meat, RP-HPLC, Nitrate/nitrite in food, ADI
    Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
    Depositing User: Fulori Nainoca
    Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2019 11:23
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 11:23
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/11437
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