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Contribution of street food on dietary acrylamide exposure by youth aged nineteen to thirty in Perugia, Italy

Maria Serena Altissimi, Rossana Roila, Raffaella Branciari, Dino Miraglia, David Ranucci, Marisa Framboas, Naceur Haouet
  • Maria Serena Altissimi
    Institute for Experimental Veterinary Medicine of Umbria and Marche, Perugia, Italy
  • Rossana Roila
    Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
  • Dino Miraglia
    Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
  • David Ranucci
    Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
  • Marisa Framboas
    Institute for Experimental Veterinary Medicine of Umbria and Marche, Perugia, Italy
  • Naceur Haouet
    Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Umbria e delle Marche. Via G. Salvemini 1, 06126 Perugia, Italy

Abstract

Acrylamide dietary intakes from selected street foods in youth population are estimated. The intake evaluation was carried out by combining levels of acrylamide in food, analytically determined by high performance liquid chromatography, with individual consumption data recorded using a questionnaire applied to a group of 200 students aged 19 to 30. The mean value of acrylamide exposure was recorded to be 0.452 μg/kg bw/day, while the average intakes at 50th and 95th percentile were 0.350 μg/kg bw/day and 1.539 μg/kg bw/day, respectively. The street food categories that contributed the most to acrylamide intake are pizza and French fries. The margins of exposure, based on benchmark dose limits defined for neoplastic effects and peripheral neuropathy, are within the range of values that indicate a concern for public health as defined by European Authority for Food Safety (EFSA), confirming the needed effort to reduce acrylamide dietary exposure.

Keywords

Acrylamide exposure; MOE; Street Food; Young population

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