Bisphenol A in edible part of seafood


Submitted: 4 December 2015
Accepted: 10 February 2016
Published: 2 May 2016
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  • Adele Repossi Department of Veterinary Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Ozzano dell’Emilia (BO), Italy.
  • Federica Farabegoli Department of Veterinary Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Ozzano dell’Emilia (BO), Italy.
  • Teresa Gazzotti Department of Veterinary Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Ozzano dell’Emilia (BO), Italy.
  • Elisa Zironi Department of Veterinary Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Ozzano dell’Emilia (BO), Italy.
  • Giampiero Pagliuca Department of Veterinary Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Ozzano dell’Emilia (BO), Italy.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a man-made compound, mainly used as a monomer to produce polycarbonate (PC), epoxy resins, non-polymer additives to other plastics, which have many food related applications, such as food storage containers, tableware and internal coating of cans, as well as non-food applications such as electronic equipment, construction materials and medical devices. BPA exposure can occur when the residual monomer migrates into packaged food and beverages. Moreover, due to the ubiquitous presence of this compound, the general population can be exposed to environmental sources such as water, air and soil. Many studies have investigated the potential health hazards associated with BPA, which can elicit toxic and cancerogenic effects on humans. According to the European Food Safety Authority opinion, diet is considered to be the main source of exposure, especially canned food; moreover, among non-canned food, meat and fish products have the highest levels of BPA contamination. This review focuses on BPA contamination in seafood, analysing worldwide literature (from January 2010 to October 2015) on BPA contamination of edible parts. The authors try to identify differences between canned and non-canned seafood in literature, and gaps in the state of art. The data evaluated underline that all concentrations for both canned and non-canned seafood were below the specific migration limit set by the European Community Directive for BPA in food. Moreover, the canned seafood is more contaminated than the non-canned one.

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Repossi A, Farabegoli F, Gazzotti T, Zironi E, Pagliuca G. Bisphenol A in edible part of seafood. Ital J Food Safety [Internet]. 2016 May 2 [cited 2024 Jun. 15];5(2). Available from: https://www.pagepressjournals.org/ijfs/article/view/5666

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