Contamination of traditionally smoked cheeses with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and biogenic amines

Agnieszka Pluta-Kubica , Magda Filipczak-Fiutak , Jacek Domagała , Iwona Duda , Władysław Migdał


The purpose of this research was to determine the occurrence of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and 8 biogenic amines in traditionally smoked cheeses in order to control their safety. The majority of the examined cheeses met the requirements of the maximum level of benzo[a]pyrene (2 μg/kg) and the sum of benz[a]anthracene, chrysene, benzo[b]fluoranthene and benzo[a]pyrene (12 μg/kg) set for meat and meat products, except the cheeses D, H and I. However, all cheeses examined in our study were characterized by a relatively low amount of the sum of these compounds when compared to information available in literature regarding cheese. It ranged from <0.50 to 24.90 μg/kg. Most likely this was due to delicate smoking with warm smoke. In general, the sum of biogenic amines was found to be very low in all examined cheeses. It ranged from 3.51 to 19.07 mg/kg. Such quantity poses no threat to the health of consumers.
Author Agnieszka Pluta-Kubica (FoFT / DoAPT)
Agnieszka Pluta-Kubica,,
- Department of Animal Product Technology
, Magda Filipczak-Fiutak (FoFT / DoAPT)
Magda Filipczak-Fiutak,,
- Department of Animal Product Technology
, Jacek Domagała (FoFT / DoAPT)
Jacek Domagała,,
- Department of Animal Product Technology
, Iwona Duda (FoFT / DoAPT)
Iwona Duda,,
- Department of Animal Product Technology
, Władysław Migdał (FoFT / DoAPT)
Władysław Migdał,,
- Department of Animal Product Technology
Journal seriesFood Control, ISSN 0956-7135, e-ISSN 1873-7129, (N/A 140 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishFood safety, Smoking, Cheese, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, Biogenic amine
ASJC Classification1106 Food Science; 1305 Biotechnology
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)140
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.731; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 4.248 (2) - 2018=4.391 (5)
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FinansowanieThis work was done within the project entitled “The uses and the conservation of farm animal genetic resources under sustainable development” co-financed by the National Centre for Research and Development, Poland within the framework of the strategic R&D program “Environment, agriculture and forestry” – BIOSTRATEG, contract number: BIOSTRATEG2/297267/14/NCBR/2016.
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LicencjaBrak szczegółowej informacji
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