Investigation of microbiological properties, radionuclide activity concentration and some persistent organic pollutants in the frozen anchovy put on the market

Öğretmen Ö. Y.

GIDA, vol.47, no.2, pp.359-371, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.15237/gida.gd22026
  • Journal Name: GIDA
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.359-371
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


The microbiological criters, radionuclide activity and the amounts of some persistent organic pollutants were determined in the frozen anchovy samples, and their conformity was investigated according to the regulations determined by the Turkish Food Codex (TFC) and the European Union Council. The detected microbiological values were found to comply with the criteria specified in the TFC and the European Union Council regulations. Radionuclide activity concentrations were found to be <5, <5, 102±15 and <1 Bq kg-1 for Cs-131, Cs-137, K-40 and I-131, respectively, which are below the maximum limit values determined in the regulation. The total of dioxins (PCDD/F), the sum of dioxin and dioxin-like PCBs (dl-PCBs), and the sum of indicator PCBs were found to be 0.02±0.0 pg/g wet weight, 0.050±01pg/g wet weight, and 2.91±0.43 ng/g wet weight, which are below the maximum residue levels specified in the Turkish Food Codex and the European Union Council regulation.