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Analytical procedure for quantifying five compounds suspected as possible contaminants in recycled paper/paperboard for food packaging.
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PMID:  11141258     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Because contaminants in recycled paper intended for food packaging could be a risk to public health, analytical methods are needed to identify and quantify residues of concern in paper/paperboard. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration is considering development of a guidance document for testing levels of contaminants that might be retained through paper recycling processes. An analytical procedure was developed using paper spiked with suspected contaminants at concentrations of 1-50 ppm in the paper. Benzophenone, dimethyl phthalate, anthracene, methyl stearate, and pentachlorophenol were introduced by soaking the paper in a solution in acetone at 25 degrees C for 24 h; the paper was removed and dried by evaporating the solvent with nitrogen. The model contaminant residues were extracted from the paper using ultrasonication and quantified by GC with flame ionization and electron capture detectors. Recoveries from the spiked paper were 80-109% with a repeatability of +/-4%. The method was also used to analyze commercial recycled paperboard to validate its applicability.
Y S Song; H J Park; V Komolprasert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of agricultural and food chemistry     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0021-8561     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Agric. Food Chem.     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-11     Completed Date:  2001-10-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374755     Medline TA:  J Agric Food Chem     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5856-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Food Processing and Packaging, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, National Center for Food Safety and Technology, 6502 South Archer Road, Summit-Argo, Illinois 60501, and Rural Living Science Institute, 88-2 Seodundong, Suwon, Kor.
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MeSH Terms
Chromatography, Gas
Food Contamination / analysis*
Food Packaging*
Reproducibility of Results
Grant Support
FD-U-000431/FD/FDA HHS

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