Determination of dioxins, furans and PCBs
PHYTOCONTROL is pleased to announce that in order to meet your analytical needs, its R & D department has recently developed a new method of analysis of dioxins, furans and PCBs allowing you to expand your control plans meeting the regulatory requirements. This analysis will be offered from 1 October 2014.
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a class of chlorinated organic compounds comprising 209 congeners.They are industrially synthesized and chemically near of polychlorinated furans and polychlorinated-dioxins. There are two types of PCBs: PCBs dioxin-like noted (or PCB-DL) and PCBs other than those types PCB dioxin-like noted non-dioxin-like or NDL-PCBs.
Among DL-PCBs, only 12 congeners, considered the most toxic in the environment and living organisms, are routinely searched. Each congener has a different level of toxicity.
NDL-PCBs, are represented by the sum of the six indicator PCBs (PCB 28, 52, 101, 138, 153 and 180). They include about half of the total amount of PCBs other than dioxin-like present in food and feed. This amount is considered a good marker for the presence of PCBs other than dioxin-like.
The term “Dioxins” is a generic name for two major categories of compounds, polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs). Dioxins comprise 75 different molecules.
Dioxins are mainly from industrial processes, but they can be produced from natural processes such as volcanic eruptions and forest fires.
Dioxins are highly toxic recognized and included in the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).
Regulation (EU) No 1259/2011 of 2 December 2011 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 sets maximum levels for dioxins, PCBs-DL and PCBs other than dioxin-like in meat fish, dairy products, vegetable oils and foods for infants.
Regulation (EU) No 277/2012 of 28 March 2012 amending Annexes I and II to Directive 2002/32 / EC sets maximum levels related to PCBs and dioxins on foodstuffs intended for animal feed, raw materials and complementary foods.
Our R & D department has developed an innovative method by extraction and specific purification protocol allows the determination of the content of Polychlorinated-p-dioxins (PCDDs), Polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDF), PCBs “dioxin-like” and PCB “non dioxin-like” in liquid, semi-solid and liquid by high resolution gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, high resolution (HRGC / HRMS).
This analysis is usually long enough to make protocol, know that our lab performs it in a few days.
For technical, pricing and/or regulatory information, please contact us.