Residues of environmental contaminants in food represent a concern in food safety programs. In this study, the distribution of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) were evaluated in 79 tuna samples from FAO areas 51 (Indian Ocean), 71 (Pacific Ocean), 34 (Atlantic Ocean), and 37 (Mediterranean Sea). 6 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), 16 organochlorines (OCs) and 7 polybrominated biphenyl ethers (PBDEs) were selected as representative compounds according to EFSA POPs monitoring guidelines. An analytical method, based on Accelerated Solvent Extraction (ASE), with an "in-line" clean-up step and GC-MS/MS detection, was developed, validated and applied. PCBs were detected in all FAO areas, with a prevalence of 100% for most of them. In the FAO area 37, only, all PBDEs were detected. Only 5 OCs were detected. The results showed that POPs contamination of tuna reflects FAO area contamination; in particular FAO area 37 was the most polluted. Moreover, tuna muscle was an appropriate matrix for monitoring contamination and for obtaining information about food safety.
Distribution of persistent organic pollutants (POPS) IN wild Bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) from different FAO capture zones / L.M. Chiesa, G.F. Labella, S. Panseri, R. Pavlovic, S. Bonacci, F. Arioli. - In: CHEMOSPHERE. - ISSN 0045-6535. - 153(2016), pp. 162-169.
|Titolo:||Distribution of persistent organic pollutants (POPS) IN wild Bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) from different FAO capture zones|
CHIESA, LUCA MARIA (Primo)
LABELLA, GIUSEPPE FEDERICO (Secondo)
PANSERI, SARA (Corresponding)
ARIOLI, FRANCESCO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||FAO zones; Bluefin tuna; Triple quadrupole; Accelerated solvent extraction (ASE); Persistent organic pollutant (POPs)|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/04 - Ispezione degli Alimenti di Origine Animale|
Settore VET/07 - Farmacologia e Tossicologia Veterinaria
Settore CHIM/06 - Chimica Organica
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.03.010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|