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Seidmohammadi A, Asgari G, Fardmal J, Heshmati A, Pirmoghani A, Lotfi A. Determination of Sodium Hydrosulfite (Dithionite) Residues in Candies produced in Hamadan Candies production plants . jhc. 2017; 3 (1) :4-4
URL: http://jhc.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-195-en.html

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Background and purpose: In our country candies have been consumed as a high consumption sugur product. In recent years, additions of chemical additives to food products without any supervision can be caused seriously affect on human health. In this study, the residual amount of Sodium hydrosulfite candies produced in Hamadan candies production plants was investigated.

Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study, the residual concentration of Dithionite in candies produced in Hamadan 2015 was determined. The study population was the whole of active candies producing plants in Hamadan. For this reason the sampling was done for 4 months in 20 candies producing plants. The concentration of Blankit was determined according to ISIRI guidelines. Data analysis was performed using SPSS 20 and Excel 2013 software.

Results: The results indicated that in all 80 candy samples Dithionite was additive at candies products and lowest and highest Dithionite amount were 3.2 and 23.86 mg/kg, respectively. Also, the results indicated that over than 37% of total sample size the Dithionite concentration was higher than the standard value. The average Dithionite concentration in candy produced in March, April, May and June 2015 were 9.7±5.84, 9.49±3.7, 9±3.76 and 7.1±2.99 mg/kg which there was significant differences between different months.

Conclusions: This results of this research indicated that Dithionite were observed in the most candy production plants due to the use of un suitable main products which should be given adequate training and observation to shopkeeper. 

Type of Study: Research(Original) | Subject: بهداشت
Received: 2017/02/17 | Accepted: 2017/06/3 | Published: 2017/06/3

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