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Congener-Specific Analysis of Dioxins and PCBs in Babyfoods

Institutions
Central Science Laboratory
Start date
2003
End date
2004
Objective
Four baby foods and one ready-to-feed infant formula sample, comparable to those procured for the surveys for dioxins and PCBs in baby foods (C02035) and in infant formulae were purchased from a local supermarket.

The samples were homogenised, split in two and spiked with the following PAHs: benz[a]anthracene, benzo[b]-, benzo[j]- and benzo[k]fluoranthene, benzo[ghi]perylene, benzo[a]pyrene, chrysene, cyclopenta[cd]pyrene, dibenz[a,h]anthracene, dibenzo[a,e]-, dibenzo[a,h]-, dibenzo[a,i]-, dibenzo[a,l]pyrene, indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene and 5-methylchrysene. One portion of each sample was freeze dried. Both the freezedried and the remaining whole samples were then analysed for the above PAHs.

More information
Find more about this project and other FSA food safety-related projects at the Food Standards Agency Research webpage.
Funding Source
Food Standards Agency
Project number
C02035
Categories
Chemical Contaminants
Dioxins, Furans, PFCs, and PCBs