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Case Studies in Food Safety and Authenticity by Jeffrey Hoorfar

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Investigating the adulteration of UHT milk in Brazil

C.F. Cardoso and A.G. Cruz,     Cidade Universitária ‘Zeferino Vaz’, Brazil

U.M. Pinto,     Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Brazil

J.A.F. Faria,     Cidade Universitária ‘Zeferino Vaz’, Brazil

Abstract:

Brazil is among the top ten producers of milk in the world. Milk may be adulterated with H2O2NaOH to reduce bacterial flora and the pH subsequently adjusted with NaOH. Whey may be added as another adulterant. Despite a police operation, reports of illegal adulteration of ultra-heat treated (UHT) milk from various regions in Brazil are still received. A new organization, ‘Centro Integrado de Monitoramento da Qualidade dos Alimentos –CQuali Leite’, aims to integrate actions from ...

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