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Determination of furan in jarred baby food purchased from the Spanish market by headspace gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (HS-GC-MS).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20582781     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this paper is to offer a method based on headspace gas chromatography-mass (HS-GC-MS) spectrometry technique in-house validated and use to estimate furan concentrations in jarred baby-food samples purchased from the Spanish market. The validation was performed according to ISO 17025 and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) requirements and the results obtained (limit of detection (LOD) = 0.05 microg kg(-1); limit of quantification (LOQ) = 4 microg kg(-1), lowest validated level; relative standard deviation (RSD) = 3.1-10.5%; recoveries = 85.4-101.5%) confirm that this method is fit for the routine analysis of furan in jarred baby food control. Furan was analysed in 39 different baby-food samples and the mean levels varied between 64.6 microg kg(-1) (rice and chicken samples) and less than or equal to the LOQ (fruit-based samples). The mean concentrations found for the different matrices were 5.0, 37.8, 25.2, 33.8 and 30.5 microg kg(-1) for fruit, vegetables, meat/vegetables, fish/vegetables and dairy-containing baby foods, respectively. According to the statistical analyses, fruit-based baby-food samples had significantly lower concentrations of furan. Mean values for the other matrices were at least five times higher, and this is in accordance with the levels reported in other studies.
E Ruiz; M I Santillana; M T Nieto; M E Cirugeda; J J Sanchez
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food additives & contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, analysis, control, exposure & risk assessment     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1944-0057     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-19     Completed Date:  2010-11-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101485040     Medline TA:  Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1208-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Food Contact Materials Section, National Food Centre, Spanish Food Safety and Nutrition Agency, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Furans / analysis*
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry / methods*
Infant Food / analysis*
Limit of Detection
Reproducibility of Results
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Furans; 110-00-9/furan

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