Essential and toxic metals in Lebanese marketed canned food

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dc.contributor.author Korfali, Samira I.
dc.contributor.author Abu Hamdan, Weam
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-07T15:04:34Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-07T15:04:34Z
dc.date.copyright 2013
dc.date.issued 2015-11-07
dc.identifier.issn 1927-0887 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2487
dc.description.abstract Canned foods are frequently consumed in Lebanon, and limited reported information about metal content in Lebanese marketed canned food. The objective of this study is to assess metal content of different canned food sold in Lebanese market and the impact of metal cans on food quality. Results indicated that Fe has the highest percentage of metals in cans, some cans the % of Al was comparable to Fe and 50% of cans had Sn up to 12%. The analysis of variance (ANOVA) of each metal indicated statistically significant difference of metal levels in the different food categories, except for Cr. In food Fe, Zn, Cu, Al, and Sn levels were below the international permissible levels. But in some artichoke and mushroom Sn levels were close to EU permissible limit, a correlation existed between levels of Sn and Al in cans and the respective food. Lead highest levels were in corn and fava beans, Hg in fish, and both were below PTWI levels. Thirty percent of vegetables and legumes and 45% of fish samples had Cd levels above EU permissible level (0.1 μg/g). This finding necessitates continuous monitoring of Cd levels in canned food for providing citizens with safe food. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Essential and toxic metals in Lebanese marketed canned food en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle Impact of metal cans en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 197829160 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Food Research en_US
dc.journal.volume 2 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 19-30 en_US
dc.keywords Canned food en_US
dc.keywords Can impact en_US
dc.keywords Essential and toxic metals en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/jfr.v2n1p19 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Korfali, S. I., & Hamdan, W. A. (2013). Essentail and Toxic Metals in Lebanese Marketed Canned Food: Impact of Metal Cans. Journal of Food Research, 2(1), p19. en_US
dc.author.email skorfali@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://search.proquest.com/openview/e97865e1778edd8ff96a865194a49a15/1?pq-origsite=gscholar
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2038-510X en_US

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