Poor-quality sausage products removed from Kazakhstani market

19 July, 2018, 15:09 270
Poor-quality sausage products removed from Kazakhstani market

As part of food safety control, 1241 samples of sausage products were examined, of which 285 did not meet the requirements of technical regulations.

The Committee for Public Health Protection conducts inspections for the seizure of inappropriate sausage products in Kazakhstan, BNews.kz correspondent reports with reference to the press service of the department.

The inspection covered the whole country. 1241 samples of sausage products were examined, of which 285 did not meet the requirements of technical regulations.

Following the inspection carried out in North Kazakhstan, the sausage products do not meet the requirements of the technical regulations for the presence of a high content of preservative and color fixer sodium nitrite and antibiotic laevomycetin.

For example, in Pavlodar, an indicator of sodium nitrite content in Doktorskaya sausage by Starodvorskiye Kolbasy ZAO is 66.6 mg/kg. in Kyzylzhar area this indicator in cooked sausage Populyarnaya by Omsky Bacon JSC is 60.6mg/kg.

In Zhambyl region violations were found in the following products of JSC Omsky Bacon: cooked sausage Butterbrodnaya  - sodium nitrite content was 109.8 mg/kg and semi-smoked poultry sausage  Pokhodnaya - 72 mg/kg.

According to the law, according to the requirements of the technical regulations "Safety requirements for food additives, flavors and technological auxiliaries" the level of the maximum permissible concentration of sodium nitrite in sausage products should be 50 mg/kg.

At the same time, in addition to the aforementioned inconsistencies, Omsk Bacon JSC products detected an excess of laevomycetin in Yuzhnaya, Selskaya and Zarechnaya sausages.

"When eating foods high in sodium nitrite and antibiotics in particular, laevomycetin, there may be a deterioration in the state of human health. Thus, nitrites react with human blood, resulting in a substance called methemoglobin, which deprives the function of oxygen transfer, which leads to oxygen starvation (hypoxia). Hypoxia causes weakness, deterioration of health, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, impaired functions of the nervous system, heart, kidney, and liver.