We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. You can read our Cookie Policy here.

Advertisement

Improved Determination of Benzo(a)pyrene in Meat Products


Want a FREE PDF version of This Product News?

Complete the form below and we will email you a PDF version of "Improved Determination of Benzo(a)pyrene in Meat Products"

Technology Networks Ltd. needs the contact information you provide to us to contact you about our products and services. You may unsubscribe from these communications at any time. For information on how to unsubscribe, as well as our privacy practices and commitment to protecting your privacy, check out our Privacy Policy

Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed an efficient high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method with fluorescence detection for sensitive and rapid determination of benzo[a]pyrene in meat products. This method uses on-line solid-phase extraction (SPE) for sample preparation instead of the commonly used off-line SPE method.

Application Note 1093: Determination of Benzo(a)pyrene in Sausage and Preserved Ham demonstrates that this approach reduces costs associated with the SPE cartridge, labor, time, and reagents; and results are more consistent because the cleanup step is performed by automated on-line SPE rather than manual off-line SPE.

Benzo[a]pyrene is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon compound formed from the incomplete combustion of organic matter. Due to its potential carcinogenic and mutagenic properties, most countries have regulations limiting its concentration in drinking water, food additives, cosmetics, workplaces, and factory emissions.

Some samples such as sausage and preserved ham have too complex a matrix that interferes with the separation of benzo[a]pyrene, thus preventing use of a routine HPLC method and making benzo[a]pyrene quantification difficult. Therefore, sample preparation steps-including extraction and extract cleanup-are needed for the determination of benzo[a]pyrene by HPLC.

Advertisement