E3S Web of Conf.
Volume 215, 2020International Scientific Conference on Biotechnology and Food Technology (BFT-2020)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Modern Biotechnology in Food Safety and Quality|
|Published online||02 December 2020|
Chemical contaminants migration from food contact materials into aqueous extracts
1 University of Agronomic Science and Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Biotechnology, 59 Mărăşti Boulevard, District 1, Bucharest, 011464, Romania
2 National Research & Development Institute for Food Bioresources, 5th Baneasa Ancuta, 020323, Bucharest, Romania
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Cardboard packaging is widely used in the food industry, especially as secondary or tertiary packaging, or as transport packaging. In most cases, these packs may contain certain chemical contaminants that can be accidentally transferred to packaged foods. These contaminants include Bisphenol A (BPA) and Formaldehyde, which can cause significant adverse effects, especially to vulnerable persons. For this reason, the purpose of this study was to analyze by a UV - VIS spectrophotometric method the content of BPA and Formaldehyde from 17 corrugated board samples from Romanian producers. BPA concentrations varied between 0.044 mg/dm2 and 0.090 mg/dm2, while Formaldehyde concentrations were lower than 0.048 mg/dm2. The results were compared with the legislation in force to establish their compliance for contact with food.
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