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Monitoring of sulphites levels in shrimps samples collected in Puglia (Italy) by ion-exchange chromatography with conductivity detection.
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PMID:  24914590     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In shrimps the treatment with sulphiting agents is currently the best option for controlling Melanosis, which is a visual defect of the products that compromises marketability. However, sulphites may cause pseudo-allergic reactions in humans. In this study, 210 samples of shrimps were analysed in order to assess the residual levels of sulphiting agents. A quantifiable sulphites concentration was detected in 76 samples, and these concentrations were higher than the legal limits in eight samples. Considering the important pseudo-allergenic effects caused by these food additives, the non-negligible percentage of 3.8% and the high levels registered in non-compliant samples (up to 1174.1 mg kg(-1)), a strong contrast action based on permanent controls is necessary. Moreover, the levels measured in whole samples were up to four times higher than in the edible parts. These results suggest to consider the introduction of legal limits, related to sulphurous anhydride in the whole product.
Marco Iammarino; Aurelia Di Taranto; Anna Rita Ientile
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food additives & contaminants. Part B, Surveillance     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1939-3229     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Addit Contam Part B Surveill     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
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Created Date:  2014-06-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101317183     Medline TA:  Food Addit Contam Part B Surveill     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  84-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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