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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Determination of furan levels in commercial samples of baby food from Brazil and preliminary risk assessment
Author: Arisseto, A
Vicente, E
Toledo, MCD
Abstract: Commercial baby food samples available on the Brazilian market (n = 31) were analysed for furan content using a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry method preceded by solid-phase microextraction. A limit of detection of 0.7 mu g kg-1, a limit of quantitation of 2.4 mu g kg-1, mean recoveries varying from 80% to 107%, and coefficients of variation ranging from 5.6% to 9.4% for repeatability and from 7.4% to 12.4% for within-laboratory reproducibility were obtained during an in-house validation. The levels of furan found in the samples were from not detected to 95.5 mu g kg-1. Samples containing vegetables and meat showed higher furan levels as compared with those containing only fruits. An exposure assessment showed furan intakes up to 2.4 mu g kg-1 body weight day-1 (99th percentile) for babies fed exclusively with commercial baby foods. Margins of exposure obtained from intakes estimated in this work indicated a potential public health concern.
Subject: gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)
solid-phase microextraction (SPME)
exposure assessment
process contaminants
baby food
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1080/19440041003801182
Date Issue: 2010
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