February 2014, vol. 3, special issue 3 (Food Sciences)
Július Árvay, Radovan Stanovič, Ľuboš Harangozo, Ján Tomáš, Daniel Bajčan,Tomáš Tóth, Marek Slávik, Emília Kopuncová, Miriama Kopernická
Food Sciences of Food Sciences
The aim of presented paper was to point on quality and healthiness of canned seafood considering the quantity of monitored hazardous elements, which are commonly available in Slovak trade network. We specified 19 types of sample for use in this paper that represent different locations of fish outs as well as different species baseline. We realized analyses to determine quantity of Cd, Pb, Hg and Cu in our samples. We compared obtained results of heavy metals quantity with adequate highest permitted levels defined by legislation effective in EU and SR. Obtained results show that the excess of maximum amounts we recorded for Cd and Pb, while on samples for which we did not exceed the values defined by legislation, we found similarity of content of heavy metals. In general we can come to conclusion, despite breaching the HPL, that monitored products do not represent any health risk due to consummation of this food.
sea fish, heavy metals, food, contamination