A survey on the contamination of canned fish products with organotinn compounds

ERKAN N., KRUSE R., Ozden O.

ARCHIV FUR LEBENSMITTELHYGIENE, vol.55, no.2, pp.32-34, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.32-34
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


The concentration of organotinn compounds was determined in different brands of canned fish available on the Turkish market by means of GC-FPD. Cans of sardine, anchovy, pelamide and trout were tested. The compounds that presented higher concentrations were TBT ranging from 0.1 to 18.659 mug/kg. The necessity of enhanced systematic measurements for monitoring pollutants in fish from Turkish waters thus becomes evident.