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With the objective description of the actual use borate salt in some processed foods available in the market Chua Hang, Thai Nguyen city in 2020, the study was conducted according to the descriptive
method, designed to cross- sectional on 60 samples of pre-processed food (pork rolls, pork rolls, vermicelli, meat pie, cast wheels) at the study site. Technical was conducted qualitative and semiquantitative borate salt by Decision 3390/2000/Decision-Minister of Health: “technical conventional regulations qualitative and semi-quantitative borate salt or boric acid” by the Minister of Health. The research results showed that: The number of samples tested positive for borate salt in Chua Hang market quite high, accounting for 80% of the whole food sample. The content of borax at: ≤ 0.5 mg%, accounting for a high percentage (73.3%), but still 6.7% at the level of > 0.5 - 1 mg%. The average content of borax in food samples at Chua Hang market: pork rolls (0.24 ± 0.31), pork rolls (0.27 ± 0.38), vermicelli (0.09 ± 0.14) , meat pie (0.05 ± 0.06), cast cake (0.03 ± 0.04).
Borate salt, sample foods, Chua Hang market, Thainguyen city