St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota Extension Service
This fact sheet explains why nitrite is used in meat products, what nitrite does in meat, how much nitrite can be legally used, the toxicity of nitrite, the presence of nitrosamines in some cured meats, and the federal agencies that control nitrite usage.
Epley, R., Addis, P., Warthesen, J. 1992. Nitrite in Meat. University of Minnesota Extension Service Fact Sheet AG-FS-0974-A.
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Epley, Richard J.; Addis, Paul B.; Warthesen, Joseph J..
Nitrite in Meat.
St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota Extension Service.
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