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Title: Quality control materials development for proximate composition determination in baby foods to enhance the Portuguese food composition database: Packaging conditions
Authors: Castanheira, I.
António, C.
Mota, C.
André, C.
Sanches-Silva, A.
Keywords: Reference materials
Quality control materials
Certified reference materials
Data quality
Food composition database
Infant formula
Food contact materials
Food data management
Segurança Alimentar
Issue Date: Dec-2010
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: J Food Comp Anal. 2010;23(8):828–36
Abstract: Food matrix reference materials play an important role in the quality of data used in food composition databanks concerning the precision, trueness and accuracy of analytical values. In this work the feasibility studies according to ISO 34 (ISO, 2000) of two commercial baby foods (ready-to-eat baby soup and milk-based powdered infant formula) were evaluated to check for their suitability as quality control materials for the analysis of moisture, protein, fat, ash and acidity. The suitability of plastic packaging materials to guarantee the reference materials’ characteristics is discussed. Official methods of analysis were used to evaluate the homogeneity and to monitor short-term and long-term stability studies. ANOVA was carried out to confirm homogeneity within and between samples. ISO 34 method was applied to monitor stability at different temperatures. The coefficients of variation obtained between sachets for milk-based powdered infant formula were less than 4.4% for moisture and 0.5% for fat. The stability data over 8.5 months storage period at 20 8C, 5 8C and 20 8C and 70 8C indicate that both materials are stable depending on the parameter studied and temperature. According to results, quality control materials (QCMs) prepared in agreement with ISO 34 requirements are a valuable tool in food composition analysis.
Peer review: yes
ISSN: 0889-1575
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