Different kinds of commercial tomato preserves (crushed tomatoes, sieved tomatoes, peeled tomatoes, tomato concentrates, chopped tomatoes, sliced peeled tomatoes and cherry tomatoes) and homogenised baby foods, were examined for the first time by using the technique of Filth-test according to the methods proposed by A.O.A.C. The results indicate that solid impurities found in canned tomatoes and homogenised infant foods are mainly composed of whole arthropods and their fragments. Insects constituting the main fraction of contaminants found in our investigation belong to typical species infesting stored products. As packages were intact, the AA. suppose that the infestation originated during raw products storage or food manufacturing. This finding and particularly the discovery of a mouse hair in a sample of fruit infant food, emphasise unsatisfactory hygienic-sanitary conditions in warehouses or food-processing environments. It follows that, according to Italian law requirements (n. 283, April 30th, 1962), the commercial products investigated in the present study should not be suitable for human consumption.

Filth test su conserve di pomodoro e puree per l'alimentazione infantile

MARTINI, ANTONIO;BARONIO, PIERO;BALDASSARI, NADIA;
2004

Abstract

Different kinds of commercial tomato preserves (crushed tomatoes, sieved tomatoes, peeled tomatoes, tomato concentrates, chopped tomatoes, sliced peeled tomatoes and cherry tomatoes) and homogenised baby foods, were examined for the first time by using the technique of Filth-test according to the methods proposed by A.O.A.C. The results indicate that solid impurities found in canned tomatoes and homogenised infant foods are mainly composed of whole arthropods and their fragments. Insects constituting the main fraction of contaminants found in our investigation belong to typical species infesting stored products. As packages were intact, the AA. suppose that the infestation originated during raw products storage or food manufacturing. This finding and particularly the discovery of a mouse hair in a sample of fruit infant food, emphasise unsatisfactory hygienic-sanitary conditions in warehouses or food-processing environments. It follows that, according to Italian law requirements (n. 283, April 30th, 1962), the commercial products investigated in the present study should not be suitable for human consumption.
MARTINI A.; BARONIO P.; BALDASSARI N.; BIONDI U.
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