Liquid chromatographic determination of saccharin in beverages and desserts: Complementary collaborative study

Anna-Maija Sjöberg

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A complementary collaborative study was conducted on a liquid chromatographic method for determination of saccharin in accordance with the latest international recommendations. One industrial and 6 official food control laboratories analyzed 3 samples of a juice, a soft drink, and a dessert at concentration levels of 26-90 mg/L, 33-73 mg/L, and 56-147 mg/kg, respectively. Blind duplicates and a blank were supplied for each type of material at each concentration level. The beverage was chromatographed directly and the dessert was extracted with ethanol before chromatography. Average recoveries were 95-107%. The reproducibility relative standard deviations were 6.4-7.3% for the juice, 9.2-20.6% for the soft drink, and 13.4-16.2% for the dessert. The outlier percentage was 14.3%. The results were compared with those of an earlier collaborative study by Nordic laboratories and with general collaborative results obtained by AOAC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1210-1212
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1988
MoE publication typeNot Eligible


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