The incidence of endocrine disruptors, both possible (glyphosate and glufosinate), and demonstrated (perchlorate and chlorate), was estimated in baby food commodities (meat, fish, cheese, vegetable and fruit). Ion-chromatography coupled to high resolution mass spectrometry analysis of the 105 samples did not show traces of glyphosate, glufosinate or their metabolites, while in 10.5% of the samples a quantifiable amount of perchlorate was found. Some samples based on fruit and vegetables revealed a substantial amount of chlorate, especially the preparations that contained carrots and potatoes: five samples were in a concentration range of 40–120 μg kg−1, while one homogenized pear sample reached 372.2 μg kg−1. The pure meat samples revealed occasional chlorate appearance, with less than 10 μg kg−1. This is the first report of chlorate evaluated in various types of baby food and may serve as symptomatic data regarding its occurrence in infant/toddler diets. Therefore, effective monitoring programs and subsequent strict regulations are strongly required.

Occurrence of perchlorate, chlorate and polar herbicides in different baby food commodities / S. Panseri, M. Nobile, F. Arioli, C. Biolatti, R. Pavlovic, L.M. Chiesa. - In: FOOD CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 0308-8146. - 330(2020), pp. 127205.1-127205.8. [10.1016/j.foodchem.2020.127205]

Occurrence of perchlorate, chlorate and polar herbicides in different baby food commodities

S. Panseri
Primo
;
M. Nobile
Secondo
;
F. Arioli;R. Pavlovic
;
L.M. Chiesa
Ultimo
2020

Abstract

The incidence of endocrine disruptors, both possible (glyphosate and glufosinate), and demonstrated (perchlorate and chlorate), was estimated in baby food commodities (meat, fish, cheese, vegetable and fruit). Ion-chromatography coupled to high resolution mass spectrometry analysis of the 105 samples did not show traces of glyphosate, glufosinate or their metabolites, while in 10.5% of the samples a quantifiable amount of perchlorate was found. Some samples based on fruit and vegetables revealed a substantial amount of chlorate, especially the preparations that contained carrots and potatoes: five samples were in a concentration range of 40–120 μg kg−1, while one homogenized pear sample reached 372.2 μg kg−1. The pure meat samples revealed occasional chlorate appearance, with less than 10 μg kg−1. This is the first report of chlorate evaluated in various types of baby food and may serve as symptomatic data regarding its occurrence in infant/toddler diets. Therefore, effective monitoring programs and subsequent strict regulations are strongly required.
Food safety; Baby food; Glyphosate; Metabolites; Endocrine disruptors; Chlorate; Perchlorate
Settore VET/04 - Ispezione degli Alimenti di Origine Animale
Settore VET/07 - Farmacologia e Tossicologia Veterinaria
Settore CHIM/10 - Chimica degli Alimenti
2020
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