Expert centre of the Union of consumers “Roskontrol” analyzed five brands of frozen cod fillets. In the sample were fish marks Agama, “Bay of plenty”, Borealis, “Coswell” and “Shturman KF”.
Threat to health was named two brands cod — Agama and “Bay of plenty”. They share the same manufacturer — LLC “Fish Manufactory Murmansk”. Experts of “Roskontrol” note that the first mark indicator of microbial contamination by mesophilic microflora exceeded twice, and the “Bay of plenty” — 1.6 times.
Fish these stamps sent in the “black list” of the organization.
“Judging from the organoleptic analysis, it is possible that the fillet under the name Agama added phosphates. This sample caused a soapy, alkaline taste in the mouth” — said a leading expert of the organization Damir Aluskin. He explained that the phosphates retain moisture, so the manufacturer increases the mass of the product, selling it more expensive.
“Roskontrol” note that externally, the cod fillets should be clean, whole, without deformations and frozen by the piece. Ice glaze is essential for maintaining food quality and freshness, however, according to sanitary regulations and technical regulations of the glaze should not be more than five percent of the weight of the fish.
The highest rating during the examination got cod brand Borealis, which caused the least number of comments.
According to the materials: foodnewstime.ru