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Elemental Analysis Manual: Section 3.7 Typical Element Concentrations

Version 1 (June 2008)
Author: Stephen G. Capar

This section provides sources of information on the levels of elements in food.

Table of Contents

3.7.1 U. S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

3.7.2 U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

3.7.3 FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY (UNITED KINGDOM)

3.7.4 FOOD STANDARDS AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

3.7.5 HEALTH CANADA

GLOSSARY


 

3.7.1 U. S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

3.7.1.1. Total Diet Study

Total Diet Study: Analytical Results (Accessed January 19, 2010) [Elements reported: arsenic, cadmium, calcium, copper, iodine, iron, lead, magnesium, manganese, mercury, nickel, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium and zinc.]

Publications

  • Capar, S. G., and Cunningham, W. C. (2000) Element and Radionuclide Concentrations in Food: FDA Total Diet Study 1991-1996, J. AOAC Int. 83, 157-177. [Elements reported: arsenic, cadmium, calcium, copper, iron, lead, magnesium, manganese, mercury, nickel, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium and zinc.]
  • Anderson, D. L., Cunningham, W. C., and Lindstrom, T. R. (1994) Concentrations and Intakes of H, B, S, K, Na, Cl, and NaCl in Foods, J. Food Compos. Anal. 7, 59-82.
  • Pennington, J. A. T., and Jones, J. W. (1989) Dietary Intake of Aluminum, in Aluminum and Health - A Critical Review, Hillel J. Gitelman (Ed.), Marcel Dekker, New York, pages 67-100.
  • Cunningham, W. C., and Stroube, W. B. (1987) Application of an Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis Procedure to Analysis of Food, Sci. Total Environ. 63, 29-43. [Elements reported: silver, bromine, calcium, chlorine, cobalt, chromium, cesium, copper, iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese, sodium, rubidium, antimony, scandium, selenium, vanadium and zinc.]
  • Pennington, J. A. T., and Jones, J. W. (1987) Molybdenum, Nickel, Cobalt, Vanadium, and Strontium in Total Diets, J. Am. Diet. Assoc. 87, 1644-1650.

3.7.1.2. Food Surveys

 

3.7.2 U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

3.7.2.1. Food Composition

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (2009) USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page, (Accessed January 19, 2010) Note: Release numbers change as new versions are released. [Information on calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium.]

 

3.7.3 FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY (UNITED KINGDOM)

3.7.3.1. Total Diet Study

3.7.3.2. Food Surveys

  • Elemental results available on various food surveys disclaimer icon (Accessed Accessed January 19, 2010). [Information on aluminum, antimony, arsenic (total and inorganic), cadmium, chromium, copper, iodine, iron, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, platinum, selenium, thallium, tin (total and organotins), titanium, uranium and zinc.]

 

3.7.4 FOOD STANDARDS AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND

3.7.4.1. Total Diet Study

3.7.4.2. Food Composition

  • Nutrient Tables for use in Australia disclaimer icon, 2006 (NUTTAB 2006) (Accessed January 19, 2010). [Elements reported: aluminum, antimony, arsenic, cadmium, calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, fluoride, iodine, iron, lead, magnesium, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, sulfur, tin, zinc.]

 

3.7.5 HEALTH CANADA

3.7.5.1. Total Diet Study