3-MCPD Process Contaminant in Malt

Authors

  • Renata Mikulíková RIBM Plc., malting Institute, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Zdeněk Svoboda RIBM Plc., malting Institute, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Karolina Benešová RIBM Plc., Malting Institute, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Sylvie Běláková RIBM Plc., Malting Institute Brno, Czech Republic

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18832/kp201802

Keywords:

3-MCPD, malt, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry

Abstract

3-MCPD (3-chloropropane-1,2-diol) is a process contaminant formed during food processing, namely protein hydrolysis. This substance can also occur in a number of foods produced without hydrolysis, e.g. thermally processed cereals (malt, bakery products). Precursors of 3 -MCPD may be endogenous lipids of cereals and chloride ions. 3-MCPD is classifi ed as a possible human carcinogen for which a tolerable daily intake (TDI) of 2 μg/kg of body weight was established. 3-MCPD content was studied in various kinds of malt. Analysis of 3-MCPD content in malt samples was performed by gas chromatography with a mass detector. The limit of detection of 3-MCPD content in the analyzed malt samples was 10 μg.kg-1. The combined standard uncertainty of the method was 13%.

 

malt, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry

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Published

2018-02-15

How to Cite

Mikulíková, R., Svoboda, Z., Benešová, K., & Běláková, S. (2018). 3-MCPD Process Contaminant in Malt. KVASNY PRUMYSL, 64(1), 6-9. https://doi.org/10.18832/kp201802

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