DIN EN 16619
Food analysis - Determination of benzo[a]pyrene, benz[a]anthracene, chrysene and benzo[b]fluoranthene in foodstuffs by gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS)
|Publication Date:||1 June 2015|
|ICS Code (General methods of tests and analysis for food products):||67.050|
This European Standard specifies a method for the determination
of 4 of the 16 EU priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs),
identified as target PAHs. They are benz[a]anthracene (BaA),
benzo[a]pyrene (BaP), benzo[b]fluoranthene
This method complies with the performance characteristics specified in Commission Regulation (EU) No 836/2011 (see ). In particular the specifications for the limit of detection (LOD) and of the limit of quantification (LOQ) (0,30 μg/kg and 0,90 μg/kg respectively) were met.
The method has been validated in an interlaboratory study via the analysis of both naturally contaminated and spiked samples, ranging from 0,5 μg/kg to 11,9 μg/kg. However, linearity of the instrument response was proven for the concentration range 0,5 μg/kg to 20 μg/kg.
For the determination of PAHs in edible fats and oils, two other standards are also available, EN ISO 22959 and EN ISO 15753, for more information see  and .