Evaluation of bisphenol A content in food from lacquered cans

  • G.H.M. Biego Laboratory of Biochemistry and Food Science, UFR Biosciences, University of Cocody-Abidjan, 22 BP 582, Abidjan 22, Côte d’Ivoire
  • A.S.S. Oga Department of Public Health, Hydrology and Toxicology, UFR of Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences, University of Cocody-Abidjan, BP V 34 Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
  • K.D. Yao Laboratory of Biochemistry and Food Science, UFR Biosciences, University of Cocody-Abidjan, 22 BP 582, Abidjan 22, Côte d’Ivoire
  • L.P. Kouadio Department of Public Health, Hydrology and Toxicology, UFR of Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences, University of Cocody-Abidjan, BP V 34 Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Keywords: Lacquered can, Bisphenol A, Migration, Epoxyphenolic resin

Abstract

This study describes the migration of bisphenol A from the cans to the food content through experimental tests using internal lacquered cans full of distilled water. Bisphenol A concentrations ranged between 3 and 320 µg.L-1 and increased with the increment of the storage duration, the temperature of storage and the temperature of sterilization. The highest concentrations were found in the set and sterilized cans. If such concentrations were found in canned foods, they could give rise to toxicological effects on the consumer.

 

KEY WORDS: Lacquered can, Bisphenol A, Migration, Epoxyphenolic resin

Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2010, 24(2), 159-166.

 

Published
2010-05-25
Section
Articles

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