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Determination of furan levels in commercial samples of baby food from Brazil and preliminary risk assessment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20589546     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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 microg kg(-1), a limit of quantitation of 2.4 microg 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 microg 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 microg 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.
A Pavesi Arisseto; E Vicente; M C De Figueiredo Toledo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; 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 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-30     Completed Date:  2010-11-03     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:  1051-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Food Technology, Food Science and Quality Center, CP 139, 13070-178 Campinas, SP, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinogens / analysis*,  chemistry
Fast Foods / analysis
Food Contamination*
Fruit / chemistry
Furans / analysis*,  chemistry
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry / methods
Infant Food / analysis*
Limit of Detection
Meat / analysis
Reproducibility of Results
Risk Assessment / methods
Solid Phase Microextraction / methods
Vegetables / chemistry
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Carcinogens; 0/Furans; 110-00-9/furan

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