Organic contaminants belonging to various classes (plasticizers, bisphenols, pesticides, PCBs, and PAHs,) were analyzed in samples of provola cheese produced from Friesian dairy cows fed with a conventional diet (group CTR), and an unconventional diet (group BIO) enriched with olive cake (OC). The results show that for most determined contaminants, the differences between the two diets were very slight, indicating that the contamination does not depend on the olive cake integrated in the unconventional diet. The results also indicate that the minimal contamination could result from environmental contamination or the production process. It can be concluded that unconventional provola is as safe for the consumer as conventional provola.

Evaluation of chemical contaminants in conventional and unconventional Ragusana provola cheese / L. Liotta, F. Litrenta, V. Lo Turco, A. Giorgia Potortì, V. Lopreiato, V. Nava, A. Bionda, G. Di Bella. - In: FOODS. - ISSN 2304-8158. - 11:23(2022 Nov 22), pp. 3817.1-3817.14. [10.3390/foods11233817]

Evaluation of chemical contaminants in conventional and unconventional Ragusana provola cheese

A. Bionda
Penultimo
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2022

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Organic contaminants belonging to various classes (plasticizers, bisphenols, pesticides, PCBs, and PAHs,) were analyzed in samples of provola cheese produced from Friesian dairy cows fed with a conventional diet (group CTR), and an unconventional diet (group BIO) enriched with olive cake (OC). The results show that for most determined contaminants, the differences between the two diets were very slight, indicating that the contamination does not depend on the olive cake integrated in the unconventional diet. The results also indicate that the minimal contamination could result from environmental contamination or the production process. It can be concluded that unconventional provola is as safe for the consumer as conventional provola.
cheese; olive cake; bisphenols; plasticizer; pesticides; food safety
Settore AGR/17 - Zootecnica Generale e Miglioramento Genetico
Settore AGR/18 - Nutrizione e Alimentazione Animale
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