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Most common cut foods? Domestic meat products

Meat products have quality problems more often than other foods, revealed by independent dTest Consumer Tests. Analyzing the results of testing over the last three years has shown that the most unfairness is hidden in sausages and other meat products.

While testing for all other types of food was 2.2%, sausages dropped 20% of the goods as unsatisfactory . The record of the number of detected inconsistencies is held last year by the ham salami test, in which 40% of the samples tested burned .

In the last three years, dTest has lab tested the quality of six types of meat products - hunting salami, barbecue sausages, pork cans, ham salam, meat-free sausages and Herkules salami . "We tested a total of 88 samples, with 21 of them scrawled. The reasons for granting the lack of marks were identical in all cases - failure to comply with the declared values, thus misleading consumers false information on the packaging, and non-compliance with current legislation, "says Hana Hoffmannová, editor of the magazine dTest and adds:" Of the 21 šizených products came only three sinners of abroad. The remaining 18 sinks were made by 12 major meat processors in the Czech Republic . "

Among the exposed abusive behaviors, there has often been a failure to adhere to the declared meat content, a failure to observe the minimum content of pure muscle proteins and the presence of foreign proteins pointing to cheaper machine-separated meat. "Failure to observe the meat content is unfortunately not an unusual phenomenon, we met with him in almost all of our tests. It is worth half of the products, " commented Hana Hoffmann, adding: " The biggest difference between the promised and the real meat share was found in Tesco Herkules, which lacks 20% of the meat. It was interesting for us to find that the producers often did not respect the declaration by about 16%, Krahulík, Masokombinát Polička, Tesco ham and Pork Luncheon Meat Guding. "

The second most common misconduct was the non-compliance with the minimum content of pure muscle proteins. This parameter refers to the amount of muscle protein alone, excluding protein from the tendons and connective tissues. It is true that the higher the muscle protein content, the better the meat contains. The limits for their content are set by the Decree for some product types, especially for long-life salads. The Decree has often violated tested hunting sausages and salami hercules.

Proven presence of foreign proteins has tainted especially ham sausages. In two of these, the laboratory discovered poultry protein, and the consumer was not alerted to his presence by the label, even if the labeling rules were ordered. These were the Albert Quality Ham and Salad / Pikok ham salami products.

For a review and review of the cut meat products, visit dTest . .

Source: tz

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