Occurrence of Perillaldehyde and Other (Suspected) Genotoxic Flavoring Substances in Water-Based Beverages Consumed by Belgian Children

Last updated on 19-11-2023 by Alexandre Dusart

Peer reviewed scientific article




Despite the extensive use of flavoring substances in food, their monitoring for regulatory purposes is currently limited. This raises public health issues, especially as some compounds are prohibited due to (geno)toxicity. A solvent-assisted flavor evaporation (SAFE) method coupled with GC/MS (SIM) was validated here for diverse water-based beverages. Thirty flavoring substances out of the 38 targeted were validated, showing good analytical performances and confirming the versatility of the SAFE technique. The method was then applied to 94 samples, including fruit juices, iced teas, lemonad…

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