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Food Surveillance Information Sheet


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TABLE 1: Levels of methanol in various types of orange juice

Number of samples
Type of sample
Time of analysis
Methanol
(mg/kg)
range
mean

7

Fresh juice

day of purchase

78 - 132

102

7

Hand squeezed

immediately on squeezing

7 - 92

49

9

Pasteurised juice

date of purchase

1 - 30

7

16

Fresh juice

use by date

18 - 205

146

16

Fresh juice

use by date + 5 days

19 - 219

159

7

Fresh juice

use by date + 10 days

35 - 193

134


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