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Pro­tein and ni­tro­gen were found high­est in Weik­field (11.72 per cent and 2.31 per cent, re­spec­tively) and low­est in Chef’s Bas­ket (9.47 per cent and 1.85 per cent, re­spec­tively). Ni­tro­gen was found above the pre­scribed le­gal limit in all brands. Brand Weik­field Borges Bam­bino Spi­gadoro Tasty Treat Del Monte Chef’s Bas­ket Lab Re­sults for Pro­tein (%) 11.72 10.93 10.64 10.56 10.16 10.12

Acid-In­sol­u­ble Ash

9.47 Lab Re­sults for Ni­tro­gen on Dry Ba­sis (%) 2.31 2.13 2.11 2.06 2.03 1.98 1.85

The fol­low­ing in­for­ma­tion shall be clearly and in­deli­bly marked on the la­bel of each con­tainer/ packet as per Food Safety and Stan­dards (Pack­ag­ing There was much vari­a­tion in the shelf life de­clared by brands on the la­bel, go­ing from 7 months to 36 months. The seven months shelf life de­clared by Chef’s Bas­ket may be due to the soup pouch in it.

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