Experts Roskoshestvo conducted the study smoked sausage, “Brunswick”. Products 29 brands from 15 regions of the country experienced on 76 indicators of quality and safety.

About the study

Experts Roskoshestvo researched sausages, produced in Moscow and St.-Petersburg, Astrakhan, Belgorod, Kurgan, Leningrad, Moscow, Murmansk, Omsk, Saratov, Sverdlovsk, Tver, Yaroslavl regions, the Republic of Mordovia, Krasnodar territory. The cost of production varies from 745 to 1762 rubles per kilogram.

the number of indicators that were checked sausage, the content of potentially hazardous substances (arsenic, mercury, cadmium and others), the mass fraction of sodium nitrate and potassium, antibiotics, moisture content, microbiological safety, labelling, organoleptic indicators.

test Results

the Russians can exhale with relief — most of the products on the market high quality and safe. But buyers should take note that none of the “Brunswick” from proven not compliant to Russian quality system.

none of the sausage experts Roskoshestvo found no violations for microbiological indicators: Escherichia coli bacteria, clostridia, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella and other pathogens. In addition, tested products do not contain heavy metals, pesticides, radionuclides, GMO of plant origin.

In the sausage three brands discovered trace amounts of ampicillin (an antibiotic), the acceptable norms of technical regulations of the Customs Union.

the raw product is not found exceeding the mandatory content of the sodium nitrite, which in part appears as E250.

According to a study Roskoshestvo, not all the results were positive. Five brands of the nitrates of potassium and sodium. Two of them recorded the excess of the maximum allowable level. Withthe content of sodium nitrate higher than normal in the sausage trade mark “Dymov” (462 mg/kg), “Family sausage” (290 mg/kg) with a maximum level of 250 mg/kg.

none of the sausages is not an excess amount of sorbic, benzoic, lactic, ascorbic and citric acids. Also studied the sausage is not fixed synthetic dyes.

the Experts also checked the “Brunswick” on organoleptic characteristics. Tasters evaluated the appearance of the product, its size, shape, color, taste and aroma.

the Highest score was awarded to only three brands, including “Rublevsky” (4.7 points), “Klinskoe” and “Butcher’s row” (at 4.6).

in addition, experts Roskoshestvo tested products for the presence of foreign DNA, including DNA horses, sheep and corn. It should be noted that in the production of the three brands are present in the molecules of the horse. The explanation is this: in the meat shops on the same equipment different manufactured products.

However, the most proven products discovered chicken DNA is 24 brands. In most cases, this tracking number.

Underweight was discovered from two manufacturers — “VELCOM” and “Malakhovsky MK”. In both cases it amounted to little more than seven percent. Experts point out that underweight products “VELCOM” was seen in the study “Doctor”.

the Actual amount of protein differed marked in 3 cases out of 29. In the two cases differed and the amount of fat.

Experts Roskoshestvo noted that dry-cured sausages are high-calorie products for those who count calories and amount of protein, fat and carbohydrates, should be consumed in a very limited way and not every day.

the complete ranking can be found on the portal Roskoshestvo.