QUALITY EVALUATION OF THE INTERNAL METALLIC COATING FOR SOME FOODS THAT AVAILABLE IN THE LOCAL MARKETS

QUALITY EVALUATION OF THE INTERNAL METALLIC COATING FOR SOME FOODS THAT AVAILABLE IN THE LOCAL MARKETS

  • Mohammed A. Alsoufi
  • Adil. T. Al-Mousawi2
  • Ihsan Hadi Obaid3
Keywords: canned food, tin cans, informational label, lead, interior paint quality.

Abstract

The study aimed to estimate the content of lead and determine the quality of the internal coating of metal cans through electrical conductivity as well as to determine the accuracy of the information card for some types of canned food that available in local markets. The information card test showed that all of these samples contained the name of the food, trade mark, country origin, weight, and components, as was indicated by the company producing in all of them except for the C12 sample which was otherwise, and the batch number was mentioned in all samples except for the C3 and C17 which was not clear and not mentioned in the C21, and the validity period was observed (produce and finish) in all samples except for the C3, which was not clear, and all the samples contained storage conditions and warning signs except for the C1 and C3 that were not mentioned, and the language of the card for all models was Arabic and English as well as the C3 form contained the Persian language and the form C21 on the French language. The lead content (mg/ kg) in all samples was within the permissible limit in the Iraqi standard specifications, and the examination of the electrical conductivity of the internal metallic coating of canned food samples showed that the recorded values ​​for the form C1, C9, C12 and C20 were 19.6±0.2944, 155.2±3.2568, 135.8±2.7725 and 88.5±2.8856 mA respectively, and this indicates the failure of these samples due to the electrical conductivity exceeding 10mA, while the C2, C3, C5, C6, C7, C10 and C11 samples succeeded in passing this test because the electrical conductivity did not exceed the permissible limit, while no examination of the remaining models for failure to fix the electrode at the base of the package.

Author Biographies

Mohammed A. Alsoufi

1Market Research and ConsumerProtectionCenter, University of Baghdad, Iraq[email protected]

Adil. T. Al-Mousawi2

2Market Research and ConsumerProtectionCenter, University of Baghdad, Iraq[email protected]

Ihsan Hadi Obaid3

3NationalCenter for Packing and Packaging, Ministry of Industry and Minerals, Baghdad, Iraq[email protected]

Published
2020-12-31