Fast, Economic Analysis of Chlorinated Dioxins, Difurans and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Edible Oils

January 25, 2016

The dioxin family consists of 210 compounds, of which 17 contain the 2,3,7,8 pattern of chlorination. These 2,3,7,8 containing compounds are of extreme human health concern due to their high level of toxicity. Approximately, 12 of the 209 polychlorinated biphenyls have also been identified as human toxins. For this reason, the US FDA and EU have established strict regulations for the monitoring of food products for human consumption, in particular edible oils. Manual extractions of oils can be a time consuming procedure often delaying lab turnaround times. By automating the process with the EconoPrep®, food oil samples can be reliably processed with routine 24 hr turnaround times.