Demand for honey is increasing, especially if it is organic and if its nutritional properties are linked to untreated environments in order to guarantee quality for health. Sources of contamination of honey can be divided into environmental and apicultural. Therefore, the distribution of persistent organic pollutants, pesticides and antibiotic residues from geographical areas with different contamination sources (high anthropic impact, intensive farming, husbandry and low anthropic impact) was investigated in order to confirm the potential transfer of xenobiotics into the supply chain and to give beekeepers tools for the selection of areas dedicated to organic production. The presence of polychlorinated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ether and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons was confirmed, not only in proximity to highly urbanised centres, where the concentrations were higher, but in all environment contexts, confirming their ubiquity. No antibiotics or neonicotinoids were detected in 95 organic honeys, demonstrating the absence of apicultural treatments and consequently the good quality of honey of different areas. These results are important due to the undefined regulatory European situation on honey antibiotic limits.
Distribution of POPs, pesticides and antibiotic residues in organic honeys from different production areas / L.M. Chiesa, S. Panseri, M. Nobile, F. Ceriani, F. Arioli. - In: FOOD ADDITIVES & CONTAMINANTS. PART A. CHEMISTRY, ANALYSIS, CONTROL, EXPOSURE & RISK ASSESSMENT. - ISSN 1944-0049. - 35:7(2018), pp. 1340-1355.
|Titolo:||Distribution of POPs, pesticides and antibiotic residues in organic honeys from different production areas|
CHIESA, LUCA MARIA (Primo)
PANSERI, SARA (Corresponding)
CERIANI, FEDERICA (Penultimo)
ARIOLI, FRANCESCO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||antibiotics; food safety; LC-Orbitrap; Organic honey; pesticides; triple-quadrupole mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS); Food Science; Chemistry (all); Toxicology; Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/04 - Ispezione degli Alimenti di Origine Animale|
Settore VET/07 - Farmacologia e Tossicologia Veterinaria
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19440049.2018.1451660|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|