Title: Results from Two Inter-laboratory Comparison Tests Organized in Germany and at the EU Level for the Analysis of Acrylamide in Food
Citation: JOURNAL OF AOAC INTERNATIONAL vol. 88 p. 292-298
Publication Year: 2005
JRC N°: JRC33082
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC33082
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: After the publication of high levels of acrylamide (AA) in food, many research activities started all over the world in order to determine the occurrence and the concentration of this substance in various types of food. As no validated methods were available at that time, interlaboratory studies on the determination of AA in food were of the highest priority. Under the boundary conditions of applying well – established evaluation schemes, the results of 2 studies conducted by the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Germany and by the European Commission’s Directorate General Joint Research Centre (JRC) exhibited an overall acceptable performance of the participants in these studies. Nevertheless, many laboratories showed problems in determining AA in food with a complex matrix such as cocoa. The results of analysis also showed a broader variation of AA for samples with low AA concentration and indicated a bias of the results obtained by gas chromatography – mass spectrometry without derivatization. Improvements of the performance of some laboratories appeared to be necessary
JRC Directorate:Health, Consumers and Reference Materials

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