Rapid Respirometric Toxicity Tests for Evaluating Possible Cytotoxicity of Packaged FoodAuthor(s): N. Mathur, S. Pareek, P. Yadav, A. Singh and R. Atri
Over the last serval years the market of packaged and canned food has strategically grown and lack of time further is making people dependant on these food products. Packaged and Canned foods are known to contain food additives and chemicals in large amount. To the majority of food additives added Joint FAO/WHO expert committee on food additives and Food and Agricultural Organisation have imposed certain limitations. However, most of the food additives are being used which are either not safe or are being used in quantities exceeding the statutory limits. Therefore there is need for screening of these food products for cytotoxicity analysis. The purpose of this study was to assess the cytotoxic effect of packaged food products and to develop a bio-assay using commercial dry yeast as as a test organism, which enables rapid screening of variety of packaged food available in the market.