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Safety evaluation of formulations containing carboxymethyl derivatives of starch and chitosan in albino rats.

Ramesh, H. P. and Viswanatha, S. and Tharanathan, R. N. (2004) Safety evaluation of formulations containing carboxymethyl derivatives of starch and chitosan in albino rats. Carbohydrate Polymers, 58 (4). pp. 435-441.

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Abstract

Safety of 2 coating formulations for prolonging the shelf life of fruits and vegetables was evaluated. Coatings I and II were based on carboxymethyl derivatives of potato starch and shrimp chitosan. The formulations were administered to albino rats, either as coatings on feed pellets (1.3 and 1.0% of formulations I and II, respectively) or as a 1 ml, 2% aqueous solution over a 4 wk period. Neither of the 2 coating formulations led to any significant changes in body wt. gain, vital organ wt. or histopathological and haematological parameters. Results suggest that the coating formulations are safe.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: COATINGS-; FOOD-SAFETY-ADDITIVES; POLYSACCHARIDES-; STARCH-; ANIMAL-MODELS; CARBOXYMETHYLATION-; CHITOSAN-; POTATO-STARCH
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 25 Sugar/Starch/Confectionery
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 13 Quality control > 02 Safety
Divisions: Dept. of Biochemistry
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2008 06:12
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 09:58
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/7530

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