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Evaluating the effects of the adulterants in milk using direct-infusion high resolution mass spectrometry

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Guerreiro, Tatiane Melina [1] ; de Oliveira, Diogo Noin [1] ; Odir Rodrigues Melo, Carlos Fernando [1] ; Lima, Estela de Oliveira [1] ; Ribeiro, Marta da Silva [1] ; Catharino, Rodrigo Ramos [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, UNICAMP, Sch Pharmaceut Sci, Innovare Biomarkers Lab, Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Food Research International; v. 108, p. 498-504, JUN 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Milk is an extremely complex food, capable of providing essential nutrients as well as being an important source of energy, and high-quality proteins and fats. Due to advances in technology, and to meet the increasing demand, production costs have increased, turning milk into a target of adulterations. Routine methods usually applied to certify the quality of the milk are restricted to microbiological tests, and assays that attest the nutritional composition within the expected values. However, potentially harmful byproducts generated by adulterating substances in general are not detected through these methodologies. In this contribution, we simulated the adulteration of freshly produced milk samples with four adulterants whose use already had reported for extended shelf life: formaldehyde, hydrogen peroxide, sodium hydroxide, and sodium hypochlorite. These samples were submitted to direct-infusion high-resolution mass spectrometry analysis and multivariate statistical analysis. This approach allows the characterization of a series of molecules modified by the adulterants, what demonstrates how these species affect the nutritious characteristics of this product. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/06809-1 - Determination of chemical markers in various bovine products using mass spectrometry
Grantee:Rodrigo Ramos Catharino
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/17066-2 - Metabolomics and lipidomics the Zika virus, from mosquitoes to the patient
Grantee:Carlos Fernando Odir Rodrigues Melo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate