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Non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) in food packaging for contact food with gamma irradiation (60Co)

Grant number: 22/08258-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): November 14, 2022
Effective date (End): February 13, 2023
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Mary Ângela Favaro Perez
Grantee:Mary Ângela Favaro Perez
Host Investigator: Cristina Nerin
Host Institution: Instituto de Tecnologia de Alimentos (ITAL). Agência Paulista de Tecnologia dos Agronegócios (APTA). Secretaria de Agricultura e Abastecimento (São Paulo - Estado). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain  
Associated research grant:17/50349-0 - Plan of institutional development in research of the Institute of Food Technology - ITAL (PDIp), AP.PDIP


Substances non-intentionally added (NIAS) have been detected in foods that have been in contact with packaging materials, arising from reactions and degradations that occur during packaging processing, degradation of additives, impurities, neoformed compounds and contaminants. When it comes to material irradiated by gamma irradiation, there is still a gap to be filled with scientific studies regarding NIAS analysis. Therefore, the objective of this research is to identify NIAS in packaging materials for contact with food (irradiated and non-irradiated) and to investigate the influence of radiation on the formation of NIAS, in an attempt to elucidate the migration potential of these substances and the level of population exposure to such compounds. Therefore, the present project proposes a Research Schollarship Abroad (BPE) as an interesting learning in the determination of NIAS in food contact packaging, and thus contributing to the training of the Cetea/Ital team. The activities will be developed together with Dr. María Consolación Cristina Nerín da la Puerta, from Universidad Zaragoza in Spain. (AU)

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