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Abstract

Stability in storage and shipment of retinol, alpha-tocopherol, vitamins B(1), B(2) and C in three foods was studied to assess the feasibility of certifying the vitamin content of three food RMs: whole milk powder (CRM 380), pork muscle (CRM 384) and freeze-dried haricot beans (CRM 383). These were recently certified for major dietary components and major elements. To study short-term stability in shipment, samples were exposed to such high temperatures as may arise during adverse transport conditions. Storage conditions were simulated in a long-term stability study by exposing samples to relatively high temperatures. Interpretation of the long-term stability data was, however, complicated by a dominant analytical variability over the measurement period. This article presents the methods of analysis used in this project as well as the results and conclusions derived from the study.

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Authors: HOLLMANN P C H, DLO-State Institute for Quality Control of Agricultural Products, Wageningen (NL);SLANGEN J H, DLO-State Institute for Quality Control of Agricultural Products, Wageningen (NL);FINGLAS P M, AFRC Institute of Food Research, Norwich (GB);WAGSTAFFE P J, CEC Bruxelles (BE);FAURE U, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Fresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry (1993) No. 345, pp. 236-237
Record Number: 199310512 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en