HEAVY METALS IN SOME READY -TO- EAT CHICKEN MEAT PRODUCTS

Hassan, M. A1, Reham, A. Amin1 and Amira, M. Abd El Aziz1

Abstract


A total of 90 random samples of ready - to – eat chicken meat products represented by sheish tawook, chicken burger and chicken pane (30 of each) were collected from different restaurants of high and low standard levels of hygiene (15 of each) at El-Kalyoubia governorate and directly transferred to the laboratory for determination of their contents of lead, cadmium and copper. The obtained results indicated that the mean values of lead concentration in the examined samples of shiesh tawook, chicken burger and chicken panee were 0.76 ± 0.07, 0.55 ± 0.06 0.32 ± 0.04 mg/kg wet weight, respectively, at low hygienic level, whereas, they were 0.52 ± 0.05, 0.39 ± 0.05 and 0.23 ± 0.03 mg/kg wet weight, respectively, at high hygienic level. The differences between the examined samples of ready – to – eat chicken meat products were highly significant (p < 0.01) according to their lead content. Also the obtained results indicated that the mean values of cadmium concentration in the examined samples of shiesh tawook, chicken burger and chicken panee were 0.58 ± 0.05 , 0.38 ± 0.04 and 0.24 ± 0.02 mg/kg wet weight, respectively, at low hygienic level, however, they were 0.40 ± 0.04, 0.26 ± 0.03 and 0.17 ± 0.03 mg/kg wet weight, respectively, at high hygienic level. The differences between the examined samples of ready – to – eat chicken meat products were significant (p < 0.05) according to their cadmium content.. Furthermore, the obtained results indicated that the mean values of copper content in the examined samples of shiesh tawook, chicken burger and chicken panee were 2.46 ± 0.25 , 2.15 ± 0.019 and 1.79 ± 0.21 mg/kg wet weight, respectively, at low hygienic level, while, they were 1.7 ± 0.16 , 1.55 ± 0.13 and 1.4 ± 0.09 mg/kg wet weight, respectively, at high hygienic level. The differences between the examined samples of ready – to – eat chicken meat products were highly significant (p < 0.01) according to their copper content.

Key words


Heavy Metal, Ready to eat chicken products

Image Gallery

Contact Us

Address:Moshtohor- Toukh – Kalubia –PO 13736
Telephone: 013.2461411
FAX: 013.460640
Others: (Editor-in-chief) 01284305243
E-mail: bvmj@fvtm.bu.edu.eg

Designed and developed by portal team - Benha University- 2015