Research Title: ESSENTIAL AND TOXIC METALS DETERMINATION IN IMPORTED AND FRESH BEEF MEAT SOLD IN ERBIL MARKETS

Author: Azad B. Sabow , Nithal Y. Yakub and Shawnm J. Saleh

Abstract: Meat of cattle (beef) constitutes a greater percentage of red meat in human diets because of its nutritive value and palatability. However, it is contaminated just like other food materials. One of the contaminants is the heavy metals. The primary wellspring of metals in meat emerges from tainting of creature nourish, drinking water, mechanical west and messy butchery places. This examination is completed to decide the heavy metals levels in cattle meat (beef) obtained from different markets and meat collected randomly from local beef (Iraqi cattle) and imported beef (Brahman cattle) at slaughterhouse in Erbil city. The results reveal that no concentrations of major studied metals except nickel in imported frozen beef meat surpassed as far as possible set by Food and Agricultural Organization. The result also showed that the concentrations of iron, copper, zinc and lead metals were found to be significantly higher in imported frozen boneless beef meat than those of fresh boneless meat obtained from local and imported cattle. The burden of the body with these components is extremely reliant on the on the concentration of the different components in main sources of animal protein, namely meat obtained from cattle. Therefore people that consume imported beef meat are probably going to be presented to higher nickel concentrations and might be harmful to the health.

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doi:10.23918/ICASEE2018.07

Proceeding Book of ICASEE

ISBN: 978-9922-9036-1-3

5th year , 7 – 9th April, 2018

Conference Issue