Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Olive Oil Quality Control Material


Product Specification

Product Code Material Matrix Approx. Size


Olive Oil

30 ml


Benzo[c]fluorene, Benz[a]anthracene, Cyclopenta[c,d]pyrene, Chrysene, 5-Methylchrysene, Benzo[b]fluoranthene, Benzo[j]fluoranthene, Benzo[k]fluoranthene, Benzo[a]pyrene, Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene, Benzo[g,h,i]perylene, Dibenzo[a,l]pyrene, Dibenzo[a,e]pyrene, Dibenzo[a,i]pyrene, Dibenzo[a,h]pyrene, PAH4 (sum)

Validity Date


Test Description

PAHs are a group of organic compounds that play a major role amongst harmful substances due to their toxicity, persistence and distribution.

The occurrence of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in foodstuffs is a major source of exposure to these carcinogenic compounds for humans.  Given the risk to human health from PAHs in food, the European Commission established maximum levels for PAHs and identified a group of 4 PAHs as indicators based on occurrence and toxicity in EC 1881/2006. 

Accurate testing within oil is to protect consumers from potentially harmful levels of PAHs, due to the extensive uses oils have within cooking processes and therefore diet.

Fapas quality control materials are useful to ensure ongoing assessment of your testing ability. This can ensure your testing measures are maintained between proficiency testing activities, and in turn any improvements can be actioned accordingly to safeguard the testing ability of your laboratories and staff. This can be through both instrumentation calibration and staff training activities.

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